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.


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.

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MartinAppleGuy

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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.
 

Return Zero

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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!
 

crw

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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.
 
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SethBoy

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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)
 

MH01

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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.

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 .
 

urtules

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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...
 

adamjackson

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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.
 

Glassed Silver

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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.

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.
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.

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nicho

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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.

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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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?

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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LogicalVue

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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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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.
Why is my 1/5 price iPhone X more?

While I agree that the iPhone AppleCare+ is priced too high we also have to realize
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While I agree that the iPhone AppleCare+ is priced too high we also have to realize that people are probably 5 -10times more likely to utilize AppleCare on an iPhone just because of the increased likelihood of damage to a mobile device.
 
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