AppleCare for MBP2017 ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by troglodyte1916, Apr 9, 2018.

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  1. troglodyte1916 macrumors newbie

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    Just bought a Space Gray MBP 2017. Do you guys recommend AppleCare (It is almost $400 :confused:).
    (I seem to have Amex protection which I don't have any experience with ...)

    What is your recommendation ?
     
  2. va1984 macrumors regular

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    I have owned 3 2016-17 MBPs and never had any problems but unless $2000 is nothing to you, AppleCare is money well spent.
     
  3. dryja123 macrumors regular

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    Prepare for the incoming rants about the keyboard. Get the apple care.
     
  4. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    Bought my 13 inch TB MacBook Pro in October and bought AppleCare that night. Now April and the MacBook is fantastic and the keyboard is great.

    Love the peace of mind I have that my MBP is covered until 2020.
     
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  6. macjunk(ie), Apr 9, 2018
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    macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

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    Here it goes.

    The keyboard on the MBP is a time bomb and it will fail. Just do a search on this forum.
    Buy Apple Care.

    If you don't have to have a Mac, return the damn thing and get a Thinkpad :p
     
  7. Plett macrumors regular

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    I have used AMEX to repair a camera that I dropped, it was within like 90 days don't recall all the specifics, but it was easy. That being said I haven't used it for any Apple products, just haven't needed to (yet).
     
  8. va1984 macrumors regular

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    I refuse keyboard advice from someone who can't use one. ;-)
     
  9. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

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    Thoughts? :p
     

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  10. troglodyte1916 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought the keyboard issues are done with 2016. Hmmm ...
     
  11. crystalseth macrumors member

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    As someone who’s looking at a $524 bill to replace my out-of-warranty 2016 MBP’s logic board, I won’t be passing on AppleCare again in the future :confused:
     
  12. Naimfan Suspended

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    No. I returned a 2017 15" because the keyboard failed. After 6 days. As the specialist opened it to verify serial number, condition, etc., she commented that it was hard to believe I had even used it, because it was pristine. Then she tried to type a "b" and just said, "Oh. Another one."

    And I'm unfortunately not the only one.

    I also think that autocorrect is covering up failures on even more keyboards; the people who own them have no idea the keyboard is broken/defective.
     
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  14. jerryk macrumors 601

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    If your getting AppleCare+ remember you can only get it within 60 days of purchase.
     
  15. austyn23 macrumors regular

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    If you are getting a stock MBP (without upgrades) I recommend Amazon. They give 2 years warranty and if you have any issues they send a replace or refund the 100% of the money you had paid (I had to use the warranty and they refunded the money without making questions). If you choose a replacement the warranty starts from zero (2 years again).

    Is the best service / warranty I have ever use; even better han Apple that is going to repair the problem over and over.

    But if you want a personalized upgrade, you are limited to Apple store...

    If you go with amazon always check that it´s sell by Amazon and not by a third part (even if it´s a little more expensive, it's worth it).
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    Yes, given the track record of the keyboard, Apple care (while expensive), is a must have.
     
  17. va1984 macrumors regular

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    You speak to us from civilization (Europe) where you guys get 2 year warranty from Apple by law, but here in the wild (the US) the warranty is merely 12 months without buying AppleCare
     
  18. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    jerry wrote:
    "If your getting AppleCare+ remember you can only get it within 60 days of purchase."

    I'm cynical, but I sense the primary reason Apple changed its policy regarding when AppleCare could be purchased (from 1 year to 60 days) was BECAUSE OF the high rate of keyboard failures they were seeing from the 2016 MBPro design... ;)
     
  19. va1984 macrumors regular

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    I think you can still purchase AppleCare (no +) after 60 days. It just doesn't include accidental damage.
    You can do it by phone, not automatically over the internet.
     
  20. austyn23 macrumors regular

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    And Amazon?

    Even if is only 1 year with Amazon, the service is wide better, because they send a replacement or the money, they don´t repair nothing... I can´t stand to have a new MBP getting fixed 2 or 3 times... I preffer always a replacement.
     
  21. dryja123 macrumors regular

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    Well yeah, the laptop was 6 days old. I would have been shocked if the laptop didn't look pristine after less than a week.
     
  22. jerryk macrumors 601

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    I believe that is correct. I wonder if that will disappear over time. Anyone know if you can get AppleCare (no +) for an iPhone?
     
  23. deepakvrao macrumors 6502

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    Where can I buy AppleCare? Live in India, and when I enter that info, I get a

    Some products in your bag require another product to be purchased. The required product was not found so the other products were removed
     
  24. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    It's possible that you CAN'T get AppleCare in India... at least not from Apple...
     
  25. lobo1978 macrumors 6502

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    +1 for apple care -> do not forget it increases resell value!
     

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