Apple Warranty Date if a gift...when is the start date?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dmk1974, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    So I bought a MacBook Air for my wife during the Best Buy black friday sale. It's remained in the packaging and never opened as I plan to give it to her next week. Is the warranty going to only have ~11 months left when she first powers it up? Or will the warranty start the 12 month clock upon first use? Thanks!
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    Warranty will start at the purchase date. Now if your MacBook Air stops working in December 2017 (more than a year after purchase, but not a year since she started using it), there's a reasonable chance the the Apple Store would agree to repair it under warranty.
  3. Boyd01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens

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