Squaretrade vs Applecare for Refurb'ed iPad

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  1. blueprint1983, Jul 2, 2011
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    macrumors 6502

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    I've recently purchased a 64 gig 3G + Wifi iPad (first generation) through AT&T. The problem is that Applecare vs Squaretrade refurbished warranties are quite similar on everything but a few areas-

    Bear in mind that refurbished iPads are not treated the same on Squaretrade as newly purchased iPads. In fact, they'll be registered as a generic refurbished device and not an iPad per se.

    Squaretrade (after talking to them on the phone, here's what I found out)
    -Two years after 30 days from the date of purchase. So in my case, the iPad will be covered until June 16th, 2013.
    -Cost: $86 w/ Fourth of July discount - 30% off. (two years)

    Applecare
    -Applecare extended from when the manufacturer's warranty expires, so in this case, November 2012.
    -Cost: $68

    Also-
    -Neither cover accidental or water damage. Squaretrade does but only for NEW iPads, not refurbished ones.

    The thing about the iPad vs warranties for other products is that I could easily pass this on to ANYONE in my family for years to come; so even if I personally upgrade to the iPad 3, it doesn't mean the iPad 1 will leave my family. Consequently, it'd be good to think long term and get a warranty- I just can't decide between the two.

    I will say one thing, I really don't like how Squaretrade sets their warranties for refurb products. :rolleyes:

    Any comments or suggestions?
     
  2. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    bump! :)
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    I like AppleCare. Gives you better access to getting the issue solved at an apple store.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Also AppleCare starts 2 years from date of purchase if it's a factory refurbed iPad.
     
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    I don't think so.....
     
  6. macrumors member

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    AppleCare if it is refurb
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah i thought it basically adds another year from the manufacturer's warranty end date. So, although I purchased this in June, it's manufacturer's warranty ends in November, Applecare will extend it a year from then, or am I wrong?
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I called Apple today to confirm my suspicions-

    Applecare will only be added on from the end of the manufacturer's warranty from the original registration date, not the purchase date from ATT.

    So Applecare won't get me 2 years of coverage, it'll get me about 16 months.
     

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