I always view extended manufacturing warranties as 21st century con tricks as most electrical products that i have owned have lasted longer than i needed or wanted them for. However, reading the posts and advice regarding applecare on this forum there seems to be a lot of members who have purchased applecare and had cause to use it. Whilst there are plenty of posts and opinion on whether it is worth it or not, there doesn't seem to be a definitive poll on how many people have bought and used it or bought it and not used it etc. Applecare is an insurance and like all insurances it is based upon risk. It will be interesting to see how the risk profile turns out. It may also raise questions about the robustness of apple products (good or bad).