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A_Flying_Panda

macrumors regular
Oct 27, 2017
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Hold my Apple TV. Oops. Dont worry, we have accidental protection whenever you drop you Apple TV and crack its screen.
oh it does not even have a screen? Dont worry we got you covered anyway.
 
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LogicalApex

macrumors 65816
Nov 13, 2015
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PA, USA
What’s the difference between AppleCare and AppleCare+? I just saw earlier today that I actually purchased AppleCare for our last AppleTV (lord knows why).
+ includes accidental damage.

Not worth it unless your kids or dog destroys the remote regularly. But even then eBay would probably come out ahead.
 

im_to_hyper

macrumors 65816
Aug 25, 2004
1,366
375
Pasadena, California, USA
Why on earth would you buy apple care at all for a device like this? Its not like it is going to be mobile and prone to breakage and it probably will become functionally obsolete in three years anyway.

Cats are helluva cat sometimes. You really never know if you have pets or younger kids what might happen.

Or drunk friends. You pick.
 

WaltCD

macrumors member
May 17, 2009
93
36
Las Vegas, Nevada
I would buy the new Apple TV on sale, such as Best Buy or Amazon. Use the money saved to buy Apple Care+. About the same price, and you have no worries for three years.
$29 is a piddly price to pay. No worries.
 

sqenixs

macrumors newbie
Apr 20, 2021
24
13
Why on earth would you buy apple care at all for a device like this? Its not like it is going to be mobile and prone to breakage and it probably will become functionally obsolete in three years anyway.
Some people like to install apple TV into their car.
 

AussieStu

macrumors regular
Feb 28, 2006
124
94
Does this cover include losing a remote?
Need to be like DJI as you get 2 replacements
 

lsutigerfan1976

macrumors 68030
Sep 14, 2012
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1,734
Don’t buy it.
I would say the same. Except it seems like I hav always needed it whenever an update bricks my device. Has happened quite a few times. That my Apple TV tries to update. And it bricks. And Apple then says there is nothing that can be done. Cause of when it was purchased. And I didn’t have AppleCare.
 

laurieballard

macrumors regular
Apr 12, 2016
149
107
Why? For a device that stays at home?

We have a 1 year old child who chomps on the Apple TV remote and launches it across the room several times a day, still going strong!

I don't buy apple care for anything, the cost outweighs the benefit for me. Out of multiple Macbooks, iPhones, iPad etc, I have dropped my phone once and it made the smallest dent in the chassis. What I have saved on not buying Applecare over the years, I could probably buy the latest iMac and still have change for the accessories.
 

4487549

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Jun 8, 2017
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Why on earth would you buy apple care at all for a device like this? Its not like it is going to be mobile and prone to breakage and it probably will become functionally obsolete in three years anyway.

There's one born every minute...
 

cmaier

Suspended
Jul 25, 2007
25,405
33,471
California
I would say the same. Except it seems like I hav always needed it whenever an update bricks my device. Has happened quite a few times. That my Apple TV tries to update. And it bricks. And Apple then says there is nothing that can be done. Cause of when it was purchased. And I didn’t have AppleCare.
I have a stack of Apple TVs. None of them have ever bricked. Seems you have bad luck or i have good luck.
 
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cmaier

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Jul 25, 2007
25,405
33,471
California
Are any of them 4K?
Yep, 3 of them. The other 7 are HD or earlier, and are retired to the “Closet of outdated or unused apple hardware” that includes a box of iphones, a stack of MacBooks, a smattering of ipads, a handful of iPods, and a bin of airports.
 

BenGieCruz

macrumors regular
Nov 8, 2012
138
76
Oklahoma
Yep, 3 of them. The other 7 are HD or earlier, and are retired to the “Closet of outdated or unused apple hardware” that includes a box of iphones, a stack of MacBooks, a smattering of ipads, a handful of iPods, and a bin of airports.
Lucky you man!
 
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