Applecare for 15" MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mark28, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. mark28 macrumors 68000

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    Should I buy Applecare on my 2010 MBP or is it not necessary? Applecare costs the same as the 256 gb SSD Crucial M4.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    AppleCare
    AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac or Apple Display

    As to whether AppleCare is worth it or not, that's a matter of opinion. You'll find lots of opinions on both sides, with roughly 75% saying it's worth it. You really need to decide if it's worth it to you.
    • You can buy AppleCare any time during the first year warranty period, so you don't have to buy it at time of purchase.
    • You can check your remaining warranty and/or AppleCare coverage here
    • AppleCare will extend the 1 year warranty for an additional 2 years, for a total of 3 years coverage from the date of your Mac purchase.
      It also extends telephone support from 90 days, which is included with your original warranty, to a total of 3 years.
    • You cannot buy AppleCare again or renew it once it expires.
    • Neither the Apple Warranty nor AppleCare will cover damage from accidents, spills, etc. They only cover manufacturing defects.
    • Neither the Apple Warranty nor AppleCare will cover batteries that have worn out. They only cover defective batteries.
    • For more detailed questions, read the AppleCare Protection Plan (pdf) agreement.
    If you want more information, you can search the forum, where you'll find dozens, if not hundreds of threads asking "is AppleCare worth it?" The overall consensus seems to be about 75% in favor of it.

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    Applecare - Worth it?
    AppleCare worth every penny
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    Worth buying applecare?
     

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