they haven't decided yet and I have to take the machine in to be checked but if that's what they say is there anything j can do. My mac is the 27 inch 2011 model. I only bought it in 2013 from local FNAC where it was a display model. 2 year guarantee ran out July. In August screen started flickering. Very occasionally. Then more often. Even though machine always on it would start to flicker after a few hours of heavy use like gaming and then even if I restarted it. Flickering got more often. Started to see glitches on screen so sure it's the graphics card. Just in the last week it also started acting up when I restart it. It bongs but often either the screen doesn't come on or halfway through startup the screen goes off. This is he model where apple admit they had faulty graphics cards. I have that model. That graphics card. And although apples site doesn't mention serial numbers and arrival on another Mac site lists 8 serial number endings that are affected and mine is the first one they mention. Spoke to Apple on phone. Now girl was very helpful and friendly and I've to take it in but her gut reaction seemed to be that I wouldn't be covered as the Apple notice says that it's for macs bought between 2011 and 2012 and I bought in 2013. Why should that matter ? I'm really a bit scared about what they might say. Best case is they fix it for free or even better but unlikely they say they can't and give me a newer model. But worst case they say it's not covered and either they can repair but it's expensive or they can't and my 1700 euro 2 year old computer is a dodo.