Applecare: MA515LL/A v. M8853LL/B

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BentwoodBlue, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. BentwoodBlue macrumors member

    Aug 6, 2007
    What is the difference between the two types of Applecare? It looks like they are both for MBP but on a site I was looking at they are priced different.
    Will either work?

  2. Trepex macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2007
    Ottawa, Canada
    MA515LL/A is the one I got and what Apple sells. No idea what the other one is.
  3. Hockeypuck macrumors regular

    Sep 29, 2006
    I know there are Mail-In/Carry-in Applecare plans, and Onsite plans. Maybe the more expensive is the onsite plan, where you can get your computer fixed at your house.

    However, there aren't many parts that apply to laptops in the Onsite warranty.
  4. jaw04005 macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    There are NOT multiple plans of "consumer" AppleCare. All iMac, Power Mac and Mac Pro AppleCare plans offer on-site (if you are located within 50 miles of an Apple Service Provider) and carry-in Apple Store/Service Provider support.

    PowerBook, iBook, MacBook and MacBook Pro AppleCare plans offer mail-in or carry-in Apple Store/Service Provider support.

    M8853LL/B appears to be an older, retail version of AppleCare. This happens periodically as Apple updates the packaging and included TechTool disc. As far as your warranty is concerned, there is no difference.

    By the way, TechTool is also available for APP members via download on Apple's Web site.

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