Prepare for the incoming rants about the keyboard. Get the apple care.
I thought the keyboard issues are done with 2016. Hmmm ...
Just bought a Space Gray MBP 2017. Do you guys recommend AppleCare (It is almost $400 ).
(I seem to have Amex protection which I don't have any experience with ...)
What is your recommendation ?
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).
"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...
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
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."
keyboard is broken/defective.
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.