Apple Protection Program - Time frame to purchase. Must buy when buying computer?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by itwasepic, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. itwasepic macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2010

    So I'm about to become a new Mac user and have a question: When is the latest you can buy an Apple Protection Program for a MacBook Pro? Do I have to buy into the Program at time of purchasing my MBP? Or can I buy into the Program [n] months into owning my MBP?

    Also, does the timing differ if I buy a new MBP or a refurb?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    You have 1 year after the date of purchase. Doesn't matter if its refurb or new. Note that your free phone support ends after 90 days so you have to purchase AppleCare if you want that to continue.
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    You can buy it at anytime during the original 1-year warranty
  4. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    You can buy Apple Protection anytime before the original one year warranty runs out. One good strategy is to use your Mac for eleven months, and if you have any problems, get Apple Protection. If you had no problems for eleven month, then think about it.
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The Apple site has the answers you seek:
    AppleCare Protection Plan:
    Apple Certified Refurbished Products:

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