AppleCare+ worth it?

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  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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    Just wondering if I should get it for my iPa Pro 32GB. How much is the third party cost or repair kit cost for an iPad Pro display? I'm guessing the chance of my breaking mine during its lifetime is about 50%.
     
  2. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    With the 'bend factor' this is the first device I've bought apple care +
     
  3. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    It will cost you $379 from Apple without it, so if you give yourself a 50% chance of breaking it, I would get Applecare.
     
  4. jgelin macrumors 6502a

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    Yes at $49 for damage it is absolutely worth it. Including water.
     
  5. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    iPads are less likely to get damaged u less one is careless. Still, with the prices of iPads now at or over $1000it makes a little more sense.
     
  6. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    AppleCare is totally worth it why ? Just me but I tend to wait about 25 days then get it.
     
  7. jgelin macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure if you buy any accessories at the same time as the apple care then those are covered too for the same amount of time.
     
  8. artfossil macrumors 6502

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    Cats at home + concrete floors in my studio + teaching + distraction and clumsiness means that my peace of mind is worth way more than AppleCare costs.
     
  9. CE3, Apr 3, 2016
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    CE3 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be getting AppleCare for my MacBook Pro, but I usually get SquareTrade warranties for most of my expensive electronics. My iPad plans never have deductibles, and I could still get approved for a repair by Apple and be reimbursed.

    Out of all the squaretrade warranties I've had, though, I've only ever needed to file a claim for a bad lightning cable. But I figure the one time I decide not to get an extended warranty will be the one time my iPad falls in a lake or the screen gets shattered.

    So yeah, AppleCare+ or something similar is worth it if you want to protect your investment.

    Also, I've been upgrading my iPads every year and usually get most of the warranty money back when I cancel the old plan. I think AppleCare+ works this way as well.
     
  10. megalaser macrumors 6502

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    Yes it's worth it and if you don't then good luck if you drop it.
     
  11. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    Any extended warranty is a big no for me. I'm basically paying 10-20% of the price of the device (which I may own for only 1-2 years) for an insurance against my carelessness of cracking them. Of course it depends on whether you are a careless person who destroy your electronic devices often, if you are, then you may invest in these insurance programs. If not, you are basically paying the premium to cover against the risk of more careless people.

    Computers nowadays have fewer and fewer moving parts, and if you do away with the magnetic hard disk drives, I can say the chances of your Apple computer failing is slim.
     
  12. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a

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    I have always carried AppleCare+. It covers against everything except loss. It adds to the resale value if you sell the device before the plan expires. It comes out to be much less than what the typical warranty companies charge. If you choose to cancel at any time during the warranty period, you can receive a refund for the cost of the plan minus months used so long as you haven't filed a claim of course. 1 time cost for 2 years of piece of mind.

    I used to sell insurance so I always look at plans like this from an insurance coverage perspective.
     
  13. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    This may be a dumb question, but if you sell or give away your device while it's still covered, how do you go about transferring the AppleCare?
     
  14. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a

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    Not a dumb question at all. The Applecare follows the device. You can call AppleCare and have them move the warranty to the new registered user if you like, but the serial number has the Applecare attached to it upon purchase.
     
  15. mildocjr macrumors 65816

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    If you take your device with you everywhere, yes get it, if you leave it at the house probably not, I've dropped my iPad on carpet many times and never had an issue. :D
     
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I have owned every iPhone and more iPads and never got Applcare+ until the watch. Never needed it and i am thou$andS ahead now.

    Much depends if you are the "accident prone" type.
     
  17. nicegoogly macrumors regular

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    I don't believe the accessories are covered in your purchase as the Apple Care + runs with the device's serial number. I have yet to seriously have damage an iPad, but the extended warranty when it starts to flip out is nice past a year. Plus, I have dropped phones and smashed them and did smash the front of the original iPad (someone opened a door into me with my screen covered by the original apple case and kablam! Broken screen. Best Buy replaced it immediately (had the Best Buy protection at the time).
     
  18. hallidc macrumors 6502

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    It is a hit or miss. I had AC+ on all my iOS devices until the 6s+. Needless to say, it took a 15cm drop and shattered the screen...the $200 replacement screen cost is outrageous but is still cheaper then having to buy AC+ then pay the replacement fee.

    iPad wise - I wouldn't purchase AC+. Depends on what your using it for (out and about a lot, etc)
    --- Post Merged, Apr 4, 2016 ---
    Only thing covered under warranty would be cables (can be replaced under the typical 1 year warranty)
     
  19. ACG12 macrumors 6502

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    Apple out of warranty screen replacement cost:
    iPad Pro 9.7-inch: $379
    iPad Pro 12.9-inch: $599

    Yeah....I think AppleCare+ is worth it.
     
  20. SurFaceMac Suspended

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    This is the first Apple product I'm considering for AppleCare. My last tablet was a Galaxy Tab 10.1, and I recall cost me just under $300. I'd always felt that at that price point, I would just replace it if there was a catastrophic problem.

    My iPP, with tax, was $850, so I could by 3 Galaxy Tabs for those dollars.

    My goal is to have the iPP for 3 years like the Galaxy Tab.
     

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