Apple Care Valid In Florida???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Atomic-Ed, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. Atomic-Ed macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2007
    I have heard so many sides back and forth to this question but would love to know the facts. I am considering getting the applecare for my new MBP but I live in FL. Which I have read on numerous web sites that applecare is not valid or legal in FL. Anyway I know I can physically purchase it but what I want to know is can I actually use the service when and if I need it?
  2. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    It is valid, i've used it.

    Up until right before my kids got their eMac for Christmas 2.5 years ago, you couldn't buy it. Florida Law required (requires?) extended plans to be backed by an Insurance Plan, Apple was self-insured in this case - and it was a no-go for Florida.

    They apparently hashed it out, and since then all is well in the world!!

    Wait, maybe it was right before we got our iPods - not last Christmas, but the one before that. I think it was....

    either way, it works now!
  3. Atomic-Ed thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2007
    Thank you for clarifying that for me. I think it is worthwhile to have for this new machine but did not want to waste money on something that I could not use if that was the case. Thanks again.
  4. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
  5. Atomic-Ed thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2007
    Thanks for the info but now I am fuzzy about it again.... I guess I will have to call the state to get their details on it first. Thanks.
  6. freshstart macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2007

    I had this issue come up when I bought my Dell 3 years ago in Florida. The rules should apply similarly to Apple.

    As it was explained to me, Dell's warranty in other parts of the country covers warranty type repairs for manufacturing defects and also accidental damage. However, the state of Florida considers the accidental damage part to be "insurance" rather than a "warranty" and since Dell is not a licensed insurer, they cannot provide insurance in Florida. So, my warranty on my Dell does not include the accidental damage that is included in other states (even though I paid the same price!), but does include the remainder of the standard warranty items, such as manufacturing defects, system failure, etc.

    I imagine that since Applecare does not cover accidental damage, the conflict does not arise under their plan.

    I hope this helps!

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