Apple Care on Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by JMatzelle993, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. JMatzelle993 macrumors newbie

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    I am considering buying the new mac mini. Once I purchase it how long do I have to put Apple Care on it?
     
  2. Maccotto macrumors 6502

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  3. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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    I agree with Maccotto, 60 days after purchase to buy AppleCare+.
    https://www.apple.com/support/products/mac.html

    Old AppleCare is not available online, but I have heard you can call Apple and purchase it. The old AppleCare has to be purchased within 1 year. I would caution that I have not personally called Apple to try and purchase the old AppleCare so you might want to call Apple to verify it's availability before 60 days passes.
     
  4. F-Train, Jan 12, 2019
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    F-Train macrumors 6502a

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    You have a choice. You can purchase AppleCare+ within 60 days of purchase, or rely on what somebody tells you on the telephone, assuming that they tell you what you want to hear, and wait a year.

    In my view, not a hard decision.

    I purchased AppleCare+ a couple of days ago at day 50 from purchase. It's good until 9 January 2022 and, at US$99, will cost me 9 cents per day.
     
  5. user_xyz macrumors member

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    So AppleCare runs from the actual date you buy AppleCare and Not the Day you bought your Hardware?
    So for me I purchased AppleCare when I purchased my Mini-Dec 10-so AppleCare for me ends Dec 10 2021?

    If I would have known I would have waited like you!!
     
  6. F-Train, Jan 12, 2019
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    F-Train macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, from the day you purchase the computer you have 60 days to purchase AppleCare+, and the latter runs for three years from the date that AppleCare+ is purchased. For a lot of products, there is actually a good reason not to wait. Drop your brand new new phone or iPad on a concrete sidewalk, and buying AppleCare+ after that event is not a solution. AppleCare+ applies from date of purchase, not retroactively.
     

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