AppleCare - same as ProCare?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EmptyG, May 1, 2007.

  1. EmptyG macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2007
    Hi all. I am a bit confused by the difference (if any) between the AppleCare and ProCare that Apple offers.

    I got my MBP about a month ago and purchased the AppleCare for it (got a great deal too, since I am a student!). I saw the story about ProCare on the front page today and that reminded me about asking about this.

    Are these the same thing? Meaning - do I have ProCare since I bought the AppleCare on my MBP?

    Thanks :)
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    No, they're very different. AppleCare is basically just an extended warranty.

    ProCare (in its current incarnation) is not a warranty. At $99/year, it gives you priority access to the Genius Bar at Apple Stores, as well as access to classes, tutorials, and one-on-one sessions. But yesterday's rumor is that ProCare will split tomorrow into two separate programs, at $99/year each.

  3. EmptyG thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2007
    Ah ok - thanks for the quick reply. Makes much more sense now. :)

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