HomePod AppleCare for HomePod?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by puckhead193, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    was wondering if anyone plans to or has purchased AppleCare for their HomePod? I don’t see a point but the replacement cost is high over $200. I usuaypurchase AppleCare for all my devices but with the HomePod I don’t see something happening to it.
     
  2. MacPantaloons macrumors newbie

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    I kind of agree that it may not be worth it. I have Apple Care on all of our devices, except our Apple TV’s, but that’s because most of my devices are being used and moved around all day long, so Apple Care makes sense. I paid for Appel Care on the two HomePods I have now as almost a habit, lol. Now that I plan on purchasing 1-4 more HomePods, I’m strongly considering not purchasing Apple Care for the rest.

    I do have cat’s tho...
     
  3. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816

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    I did, and with the incident fee for replacement is still around 117 which is way less than without if something were to happen. So 39 for now is a nice peace of mind and 78 down the road if needed wouldn’t be too big of a deal compared to the 299 to replace without it
     
  4. Relentless Power, Feb 10, 2018
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    $279 without AppleCare is rather steep, considering the overall cost of the HomePod is $350. Then, you have to factor in they likely won't even repair the HomePod as it is, they likely would just issue a replacement device in my opinion. Even if the HomePod was a need of repair, they would not likely do so in store and have to send it out to a depot to be repaired.

    Depending how you pay for the HomePod, if you use a credit card, they might cover the cost if it becomes damaged, of course you have to check with your credit card terms and conditions.
     
  5. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502

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    That's the cost to replace the device without AppleCare. AppleCare is only $39.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Edited. "Without" added.
     
  7. Julien macrumors G4

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    Never been a big fan of paying for an extended warranty. This are actually high profit services and usually (not in Apple's case) a PIA to use. As for AppleCare it's biggest advantage is accidental damage replacement. In general if a product doesn't fail in the first few days/months the chances of failure in the next couple of years is quite low. So AppleCare for my Apple Watch and somewhat reluctantly on my iPhone (upgrade program requires and I'm ambivalent) but no AppleCare on other products.
     
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  9. Alhagar macrumors regular

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    With two kids in the house, AC+ for the HomePod was a nobrainer for me.
     
  10. Traverse macrumors 604

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    $39 is trivial if for no other reason than my piece of mind.
     
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