I was told that purchasing electronics with an AMEX or maybe even VISA extends the warranty of the item by double the length of time. Apple Care = 1 year, so this would extend the warranty to 2 years. My dad filed a claim through AMEX when his camera got damaged out of the warranty and it was fully refunded. I bought my iPad with an Amex for this reason because I heard that they are the easiest to deal with. Does anyone else know about this or have you used it on an Apple or other product?