I just bought an Apple iPod Mini 2 Cellular, which on sale "cheap" was still $340 for the 32GB model. Without the cellular they are down to $325 (around 370-425 cellular) and probably dropping now with the iPad Mini 3 out. I had an issue with the cable already (iPad says it's not an "Apple authorized" cable.) I have to shlep into the Apple store to get it replaced. So I was thinking about AppleCare, since they mentioned it on the phone. But after investigation, AppleCare+ seems to be an overpriced option. I'm wondering about your opinions and experiences. Here is my research: I'm concerned about how difficult it seems to replace the battery, if needed. I just had to deal with another Apple battery issue so I'm wondering about iPad fails. My issue with the cost is that not only is it $100 + tax (almost $110) but there is also a $50 service fee (plus tax around $55.) So this means that you're paying literally half the price of a current new iPad Mini just for something that may never happen. The truth is that Year 3 (right after AppleCare expires) is probably when you can expect battery failure. And if that happens, Apple basically tells you to pay $200 and they send you a refurb (I read somewhere that even though don't perform in store repairs.) So even if you don't want to look for a new device, being out of service is only about $50 more - and you're not paying all that money up front either. So it seems like a no-brainer not to get AppleCare.