2017 rMP: Can I still buy AppleCare (not +) for this item?

konradsa

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I noticed that the old AppleCare (no +) is being sold quite a bit cheaper than the new AppleCare+. Can I still buy plain AppleCare for my new 2017 m3 rMP, if I don't care about the extra AppleCare+ protections?

If yes, what would be the right one to buy, would this one be correct: MD014LL/A?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AppleCare-Protection-MD014LL-A-for-MacBook-Pro-Pro-Retina-Touchbar-Air-13-/182658302259?epid=1524517194&hash=item2a87488133:g:vTUAAOSwpONZVRtw

And can I just buy this within a year if I decide to?
 

FilmIndustryGuy

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I noticed that the old AppleCare (no +) is being sold quite a bit cheaper than the new AppleCare+. Can I still buy plain AppleCare for my new 2017 m3 rMP, if I don't care about the extra AppleCare+ protections?

If yes, what would be the right one to buy, would this one be correct: MD014LL/A?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AppleCare-Protection-MD014LL-A-for-MacBook-Pro-Pro-Retina-Touchbar-Air-13-/182658302259?epid=1524517194&hash=item2a87488133:g:vTUAAOSwpONZVRtw

And can I just buy this within a year if I decide to?

From my understanding if buying within 3 months of purchase, you automatically get applecare+
 

konradsa

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If you like in the description of the eBay link, you see the following:
This AppleCare Protection Plan is not the same as AppleCare+ (AppleCare Plus), which offers accidental damage coverage.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AppleCare-Protection-MD014LL-A-for-MacBook-Pro-Pro-Retina-Touchbar-Air-13/162570752070?_trksid=p5411.c100167.m2940&_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIC.MBE&ao=1&asc=20140131123730&meid=f7417c6bbc0641388c2006941f64ecb4&pid=100167&rk=1&rkt=15&mehot=lo&sd=182658302259

That conflicts with what you are saying. No good information available anywhere. Guess I need to call Apple too.
 

Weaselboy

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There was a front page story on this the other day and the article said you could still call Apple and get the old AC in the first year, just like before.
 

Lightsaber

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You can also still buy standard Applecare at a bit of a discount from online vendors such as Amazon and B&H.
 

konradsa

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You can also still buy standard Applecare at a bit of a discount from online vendors such as Amazon and B&H.
Do you know if that is upgraded to AppleCare+ automatically if bought within the first 60 days?