Resolved AppleCare vs 1 year warranty

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BezHermoso, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. BezHermoso macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    Am I getting the same coverage with the 1 year warranty as what I would get if I buy AppleCare on my rMBP? (Apart from it being just covering 1 year, of course.)

    I am asking because I am wondering if I can just get away with getting AppleCare ~1-2 months before the initial warranty expires without missing out on certain things that AppleCare covers that the regular warranty doesn't.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. tylers67 macrumors newbie

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    Yes you are getting everything as if you were buying AppleCare. I believe you can still get away with adding AppleCare as long as it's before the year is up. I've even convinced Apple to add AppleCare to a 2010 Mac Pro which was actually 5 months expired at the time lol.
     
  3. BezHermoso thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the quick and succinct response, tylers67. Exactly the answer that I was looking for!

    Thank you!
     
  4. brand macrumors 601

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    It was the first link when I searched for it on Google.

    AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac

    According to the above link that is not the case. Without purchasing AppleCare you only get 90 days of phone support.
     
  5. tylers67 macrumors newbie

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    I believe Bez was talking about adding AppleCare to his rMBP. My mistake about the phone support.
     
  6. BezHermoso thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Brand, thanks for pointing that out. Coincidentally I don't really mind not getting any phone support. I'm more concerned about hardware issues I might encounter within the next several months before I purchase AppleCare.

    To my understanding, and as confirmed by you guys, is that AppleCare is simply an extension for the bundle warranty for another 2 years (+ phone support).

    A follow-up question for everyone if I may:

    Can I purchase AppleCare online if I do so ~1-3 months before my one-year warranty expires? Or is it something that would require me to go to a Store and bring my Macbook with me?
     
  7. brand macrumors 601

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    Since AppleCare does not cover user negligence Apple does not require inspection. That means you can purchase it over the phone or online.
     
  8. BezHermoso thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's good to hear. Thank you!
     

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