All iPads What length warranty did you get with your iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by PhiladelphiaX, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2012
    What length warranty, if any, did you get along with your iPad/iPad mini? Did you use a SquareTrade, in-house, or manufacturer's warranty? How much did it cost you?
  2. macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    I used Worth Ave Group for insurance since I figured I'd be selling this next year if there's a retina Mini coming out. The cost for 1 year is $33 (for a 32 GB Wi-Fi).

    I use them because they cover water damage, drops and theft. I thought about AppleCare+, but I didn't really need to extend the warranty past 1 year and the accidental coverage is $99 upfront for AC+, plus $49 once you have it replaced. While WAG also has a $50 deductible, I only paid $33 upfront.
  3. macrumors 68030

    May 3, 2010
    The basic differences are:

    Applecare extends manufacturer's defects coverage for a second year and covers 2 instances of damage due to drops or water damage with a $49 co-pay.

    Worth is insurance only, covers loss/theft or damage, but not defects.

    SquareTrade covers defects and damage but coverage stops once you hit the value of the item (so if they spend $329 to repair/replace your $329 device then coverage ends).
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2012
    What is the difference between "damage" and "defects" if you don't mind me asking?
  5. macrumors demi-goddess

    Jun 13, 2008
    Little Rock, AR
    Essentially - damage = something the user/owner did, defect = something the manufacturer did (or rather, didn't do since it will be a failure of some sort).
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Mine is covered by amex. Extends the warranty up to an extra year. Covers damage and theft for 90 days
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2003
    Nelson, Wales
    3 years Applecare through the edu store. I've not seen 3 years as an option before, and took it. it is a bit pricey in the UK though.

    I plan to hold onto the iPad Mini until the second Gen is released and then pass it on to a family member, which is why I opted for the 3 years. Otherwise I might have just gone for the standard 1 year
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2008
    +1 amex ftw
  9. macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2011
  10. macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2007
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    i just stick with apple warrenty 3 months phone assistant, and 1 year replacement.
  12. macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2009
    Extended warranty through SquareTrade. Now's a really good time to lock in your warranties with them due to many 35% off coupons floating around through the holiday season.
  13. macrumors 68000

    Oct 15, 2008
    I got 2 years.

    Standard from John Lewis with iPads.
  14. macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012

  15. macrumors G3


    Jun 12, 2012
    wow, never knew about them. That is the way to go if you upgrade yearly. Thanks!....nevermind, no ipad 4 coverage.

    I have a question. Aside from ethical reasons, what stops someone from buying that insurance only if they have an accident?
  16. macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    I'd bet they would cover the 4. Since the 3 (32 Wi-Fi) is listed at $599 coverage, they probably just haven't updated their site. BTW, coverage is only $52 for a 32 GB Wi-Fi iPad 3, so it's safe to assume the 4 will be the same price.

    Umm, that I don't know. I've always purchased it before having an accident. Of course if you don't have your serial number from the broken device, you'd be SOL if you didn't have the original box or it has already been swapped at Apple.
  17. macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2009

    I figured, it's worth $150 for a brand new iPad in two years, when I spent over a grand on it in the first place.
  18. macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2012
  19. macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    3 years (through an Apple reseller) - in accordance with the law. If I bought an iPad at Apple, they'd be stubborn and refuse to comply to the (Dutch) law and give me only one year.
  20. macrumors 601

    Dec 14, 2007
    You can get a refund for the unused portion of Applecare +

    Theft is the only reason to use worth.
  21. macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Yes, and I wanted theft protection since I bring my Mini with me all the time. It can be stolen out of my car and I'm covered. While true, if I have to replace my iPad due to an accident, I'll only be out $83 versus the $149 from Apple. I have AC+ plus on my iPhone 5 since that will get handed down to my wife next year and we wanted the extra warranty.
  22. macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Their fraud department. Do you really think you invented this idea?

    This is why you need to be clear in your OP regarding warranty versus insurance. Damage is typically covered by insurance. Defects are typically covered by warranty. Some coverages may straddle the differences but that's typically how these words are used for most products out there.
  23. macrumors G3


    Jun 12, 2012
    obviously. I just meant is there any provision like applecare+..."needs to be purchased w/i X amount of time," to prevent fraud
  24. macrumors member

    Dec 17, 2011
    I bought mine in the last month from John Lewis, mainly because they offered a 2 year protection on it :)
  25. macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2011
    I wish amex did this in the uk on their gold card. The strange thing is there is extended warranty with green card but not gold or platinum!

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