3rd Party Seller, Apple Care and Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mrjosh, May 15, 2014.

  1. mrjosh macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2009
    Hi all,
    I know if you go to an Apple store and buy a time capsule at the same time as a computer, the time capsule is covered under Apple Care (if Apple Care is purchased). Is this true if you buy from a 3rd party such as B&H photo?

  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

    Apple fanboy

    Feb 21, 2012
    Behind the Lens, UK
    You have to register it with apple as an associated product. So I don't see why not. I bought my TC a month before my iMac due to black Friday and the release of the new machine, and I still have them on the same applecare for the iMac.
  3. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    AppleCare for Mac covers an AirPort base station purchased up to two years before the purchase of the Mac.
  4. mrjosh thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2009
    Thanks for the replies. Some decent deals at B&H photo, so I may end up getting a rMBP. Want to wait to see what happens on June 2.
  5. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    Yes, it's fine. You don't need to register anything; if the TC ever needs service they'll just look up your Mac's APP and verify that it's in effect and that the registered purchase date of the TC is no earlier than 2 years prior to the purchase of the Mac. Hang onto your B&H invoice for Date of Purchase proof, though you likely won't even need that.

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