Applecare worth it?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Sapa, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Sapa macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2011
    Bearing in mind that in the UK we get a free 3 year warranty and 1 year telephone support when buying through the Higher Education store, is it worth paying extra for the Applecare support? If I pay an extra £48 I get an additional 2 years telephone support. Is that worth it? I presume people don't really need to use the telephone support anyway. If you have a real problem with your macbook then I guess you just take it instore.
  2. applewins macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Well if you get the 3 years warranty anyway then I don't think that's worth it. Plus, as you said, you can take it to the AppleStore (depends on how long you have to travel?).

    Just for 2 more years phone support - nah :S

    But it's up to you 49 bucks aren't that much if you look at the $$$$$ you paid for the Mac.

    The 3 years warranty is the most important thing about AppleCare. Usually Macs don't make any problems, but if they do, you're happy when you've bought Apple Care.

    At least, for questions you may consider asking in forums for any advice (as you did now) :)
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Worth it imo, but i would buy it nearing the end of the 1yr default warranty.
  4. gmans46 macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2011
  5. Elven macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2008
    How can I put it?


    Without a doubt best piece of mind their is when your Apple device god forbid conks about at about 15months old, the comfort of knowing as long as you have not dropped it or abused it, that you are covered.

    I have owned various Apple devices and used the Applecare at times on them for replacements ( plastic 2008 MB went in twice through cracks ended up with base MBP Unibody for troubles )

    Do it!:apple:
  6. GGJstudios, Jun 17, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2011

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac or Apple Display

    As to whether AppleCare is worth it or not, that's a matter of opinion. You'll find lots of opinions on both sides, with roughly 75% saying it's worth it. You really need to decide if it's worth it to you.
    • You can buy AppleCare any time during the first year warranty period, so you don't have to buy it at time of purchase.
    • You can check your remaining warranty and/or AppleCare coverage here
    • AppleCare will extend the 1 year warranty for an additional 2 years, for a total of 3 years coverage from the date of your Mac purchase.
      It also extends telephone support from 90 days, which is included with your original warranty, to a total of 3 years.
    • You cannot buy AppleCare again or renew it once it expires.
    • Neither the Apple Warranty nor AppleCare will cover damage from accidents, spills, etc. They only cover manufacturing defects.
    • Neither the Apple Warranty nor AppleCare will cover batteries that have worn out. They only cover defective batteries.
    • For more detailed questions, read the AppleCare Protection Plan (pdf) agreement.
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  7. Sapa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2011
    Thanks to those that read my post and commented on the telephone part of it. I don't think I will bother taking out the extra cover. As long as it's covered by the warranty for those 3 years then that's all that matters.

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