2 questions Apple Care & one to one

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  1. ron7624, Apr 16, 2015
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    ron7624 macrumors 68020

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    Just to be sure guys, I'm buying a maxed out MacBook Air this weekend. I just want to verify that I can wait a few months even up to a year before I buy Apple Care for it. I was able to add Apple care to an iPad Air that was less than 60 days old. I'm not trying to extend the time, I just want to spend the money on hardware at the onset as I'll be using a promotional card that will allow me to pay it off monthly with no interest.
    On another note, is the One to One worth it? I'm very ios savy, but am just starting with a MacMini and having a little trouble connecting all the dots. Google is often consulted when I want to do something. Long time windows user here.
     
  2. tibas92013 macrumors 6502

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    For your Ipad Air you have 90 days from the purchase date to buy Applecare+.
     
  3. firedept macrumors 603

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    You have to purchase AppleCare+ within 60 days of purchasing the iPad. In regards to One to One, I personally did not find it of any use. That is not to say that it has a purpose. The very first time I ever used it, it became very apparent that I actually knew more about what they were going to teach me. For someone who is not tech savvy, it would be very useful.

    I purchase AppleCare for all my products. Over the years I have only had to use it once, but it paid for itself. Plus it can give you peace of mind. As for One to One, I would say that if you can find your answer with a simple search or can figure it out on your own, then skip it.
     
  4. ron7624 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've gone to one class at an Apple Store that was designed to teach about iOS, and it was so basic that, as you said, I could have taught it. I was worried that the one to one was also on a very basic level. Thanks for that affirmation, I will save that money.
    I've read on this site that Apple care for a Mac computer could be purchased anytime in the first year. I can't find that info on the Apple site, but was looking for an confirmation of that. Although not true of an iOS device, I think the one year time frame applies to the MBA.
    I have Apple Care on all of ny devices as well, but wanted to defer paying the 250 for the coverage on a MacBook Air until later this year.

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    Feeling dumb. :eek:
    I mis typed.
    I was asking the one year question about a MacBook Air. I changed it in the original past just now. Thanks for taking the time to reply.
     
  5. firedept, Apr 17, 2015
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    Directly from the link I put in my first post. Bottom of the page.

    Important notes

    Purchase AppleCare+ with your new iPad. Or buy it within 60 days of your iPad purchase:

    • At an Apple Retail Store (inspection of iPad and proof of purchase are required)
    • OR call (800) 263-3394 (requires you to run a remote diagnostic and provide proof of purchase)

    See AppleCare+ Terms and Conditions for complete product details.

    Edit: My bad. Info I originally posted about AppleCare is for the iPad Air not for MacBook Air. With the MacBook Air you have up to 1 Year to purchase AppleCare. My apologies for any confusion.
     
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    With regard to Apple computers, you can buy Applecare up to one year after the original purchase, but not one minute later than that.

    I bought Applecare several months - around 10 - after I had bought my first Apple laptop (a MBP in 2008), but, ever since then, I have bought it with the laptops, as I am often abroad for months at a time, and have had to extend stays abroad, and didn't want to fall foul of deadlines.

    Applecare has more than paid for itself on a number of occasions, and I like to have it, partly for peace of mind, and partly because it allows me to plan buying computers on a three year cycle - I don't like to have a computer than doesn't have Applecare.

    Moreover, I think that you may find it easier to sell on when you have Applecare; it is not that it will add hugely to any eventual price you may obtain, rather, more that it will serve to reassure any potential buyers that they have some sort of cushion, even if only for a few months. Applecare for computers gives you three years of cover.

    Re the iPad, the regulations for Applecare have changed, and have been tightened up somewhat. I expect that this may have been as a result of a large number of claims (the screen - i.e. cracked screens or dropped iPads - would be the obvious source of problems, I suspect).

    My understanding is that you need to get it within 60 days (of purchase, when you register that you have bought the iPad) and, as others have already pointed out, there appears to e a distinction in the versions of Applecare available.

    Applecare + seems to be the one to get for iPads.

    Anyway, Applecare gives an extra year of cover when acquired for iPads.
     
  7. tibas92013 macrumors 6502

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    How does Applecare for the Apple Express, Extreme, Time Capsule work??
     
  8. ZolakJHS macrumors member

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    I know from a while back that if you bought your time capsule with a computer that had Apple Care, the Apple Care would also apply to the Time Capsule, which was treated as an accessory. Works the same for a monitor I believe.
     
  9. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    It's not available as a purchase specifically for those items, but they may be covered by your Mac's Apple Care plan. You have to buy the Airport/Time Capsule during the term of the AppleCare agreement, or up to two years prior to the Mac purchase.
     
  10. tdhurst macrumors 601

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    You're correct

    The standard warranty coverage with any Mac computer is 90 days phone support, one year "AppleCare".

    If you wish to extend that coverage, you have up until a year from your original purchase date to do so, though if it's after 90 days, you could be charged for phone support that isn't directly tied to a warranty issue (i.e. after six months, help with Numbers wouldn't be covered, but calling to schedule a repair for a bad logic board would).

    For all intents and purposes, yes, you have up to one year to extend AppleCare to a total of three, which includes the first free year.
     

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