AppleCare+ for iMac Pro Costs $169, Same Price as Regular iMacs

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    Apple today released the iMac Pro, its all-new powerful desktop workstation aimed at professional users with demanding workflows.

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    While the iMac Pro starts at $4,999 for the base model, and costs up to $13,199 for a maxed-out, 18-core configuration, fortunately the price of AppleCare+ for iMac Pro isn't any more expensive than for a regular iMac.

    AppleCare+ for iMac Pro can be purchased for $169 in the United States, which is the same price Apple charges for its 21.5-inch and 27-inch 4K and 5K iMac models. We've confirmed this is the price shown during checkout.

    AppleCare+ extends an iMac Pro's warranty coverage to three years from its original purchase date and provides up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for any other type of damage.

    iMac Pros are also covered by Apple's standard one-year limited warranty and 90 days of complimentary technical support by phone.

    Article Link: AppleCare+ for iMac Pro Costs $169, Same Price as Regular iMacs
     
  2. MartinAppleGuy macrumors 68020

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    Thats actually some really good news. With Apple care riding up with the iPhone X, I wasn't expecting good news foe a 13k Mac.
     
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    Ha, this is amazing. No brainer for anyone plunking down $5k+ on a machine to get 2 years extra warranty at that price!
     
  5. djeeyore25 macrumors 6502

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    That's the only thing on the iMac Pro I can afford.
     
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    We like to give Apple a lot of crap for their high prices but credit where credit is due. This is insanely affordable for warranty coverage for a workstation machine.
     
  8. SethBoy macrumors regular

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    People say a lot of things about Tim Cook, but this is the surest indicator yet that he has gone crazy.

    (In the best way possible, of course)
     
  9. goodcow macrumors 6502a

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    It's probably a mistake, and Tim intends to correct it with a $999 AppleCare plan.
     
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    Ummmm you do realise that when you buy a workstation, the price usually includes 3year warranty, and you are petting Apple on the back for charging you at least £5k and on top of that £169.....

    It should come with 3-5 year warranty for that price ! Not a pathetic 1 year standard consumer warranty for a "workstation" . This is no workstation, it's a space grey iMac .... consumer grade .
     
  11. vertical smile macrumors 68020

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    I pity the fool that doesn't get this....
     
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    Take out a mortgage, buddy ;)
     
  13. urtules macrumors regular

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    No wait I have been told that's what Apple does is trying to make more money. I've been told since Tim Cook came...
     
  14. adamjackson macrumors 65816

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    That is very surprising. I believe Apple used to charge $999 for Xserve Enterprise support but that was attached to an SLA and overnight parts and things like that. I expected an iPhone 8 / iPhone X tier where $169 for normal iMac and $299 for the iMac Pro w/ some sort of "workstation support" team added who can deal with Pro Apps along with shorter wait times.
     
  15. maka344 macrumors 6502a

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    This just proves that Apple is milking the iPhone customer base. How can a £1150 device be £200 but a £5k device £169. It’s a complete joke how greedy they have become in some areas.
     
  16. Glassed Silver macrumors 68020

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    The real news is that they keep insisting on making 2 years a premium upgrade.

    It'll sell anyways, so yeah, I'm surprised they keep the price the same.

    It's worth mentioning they didn't make a special "AppleCare+ for iMac Pro" listing though. No specific Pro-targeted price change very likely without having to reverse marketing lingo/brochures/ads/... on the AppleCare+ options.

    People who buy iMac Pros are more likely to bitch than Average Joe getting upsold thanks to monthly hidden fees for contracts or such shenanigans.

    Glassed Silver:ios
     
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    I could always just live in the box. It'd be as spacious as my NYC apartment.
     
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  19. nicho macrumors 68020

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    How can a £20,000 car be £485 but a £500,000 home £150?

    Hint: AppleCare+ is an insurance product (like the two types of insurance I quoted average prices for above) and isn't based solely on cost of device but also risk... which are you more likely to drop on the floor and smash - a phone you carry everywhere or a 10kg computer that doesn't move off your desk?
     
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    Sure, your £485 is not 17% of £20000 .....

    That is £3400. You will find your insurance premium is sooooo much less that that :)

    AppleCare has become very expansive recently . No insurance should be approaching 20% of the value of item.
     
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    I'm glad they didn't also increase the price of AppleCare+ for the iMac Pro, but really they should have just bumped the warranty up to 3 years. 1 year is short as it is, let alone for hardware that starts at $5000.
     
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    While I agree that the iPhone AppleCare+ is priced too high we also have to realize
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