AppleCare / AppleCare+ for MacBook 12"


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 20, 2015
Southampton, UK
So I recently purchased a MacBook 12" new from a retailer for a decent price , however to get AppleCare+ for the unit officially , it is £229 ! Which is about 25% cost of the unit ! Seems a tad expensive.

Also i have seen some listings on eBay that just lists AppleCare and can be had for a fraction of the price. Does anyone know these work with the MacBook 12" or shall I bite the bullet and pay full wack if i want the protection ?

What would you do ?

Mike Boreham

macrumors 68000
Aug 10, 2006
Personally I always get Applecare from Apple. I once bought it from an Amazon seller and when I tried to register it I was told it was already registered. Got a refund OK but since then always from Apple.

It is a quarter of the price you paid because you got it for a good price! I would do it for £229. I recently bought a used low mileage MacBook but it wasn't new enough to take out Applecare, but I would have done if I could. It's a personal decision .....some people hate extended warranties.

Applecare+ includes some damage cover, but read the small print.