AppleCare worth it?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by PCtoMAC1, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. PCtoMAC1 macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2012
    I always buy AppleCare+ for our iPhones. I have a 3rd generation Apple TV and didn't purchase AppleCare. Should I have added it to my 64gig Apple TV purchase?
  2. Gutwrench Contributor


    Jan 2, 2011
    I don't have experience to say whether AppleCare+ is worth it for an ATV, but I don't plan to buy it.
  3. garyleecn macrumors 6502a

    Jul 25, 2014
    i don't think it's worth it. remember it's AppleCare not AppleCare+, which means it does NOT cover accidental damage.

    plus, you get 1-year warranty anyway, and probably get up to 3 years depending on what credit card you use.

    even if it's only 1-year, do the sample math,
    AC is $30, the Apple TV is $150, unless the possibility that the ATV fails in 2nd and 3rd year is more than 20%, it's statistically not worth it. if it fails, just go buy another one.

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