Apple's One Year Warranty

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by deanbo, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. deanbo macrumors regular

    May 6, 2003
    A one year warranty is a joke for a computer. How much do you fork out for a Mac Pro? And for that you get twelve months of protection against faulty equipment. I also read somewhere that Apple has fifteen billlion in the bank. I'm beginning to see where Apple gets it's $15,000,000,000. Then there's sites comparing Apple Mac's and their hardware to PC, stating that Mac's are cheaper. Do these sites ever include the cost of the Applecare warranty? No.
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    AppleCare is a bolt-on option, not mandatory, so it's not part of the cost. I've never bought AppleCare for any Mac, whether for home or work, and have never had hardware problems.

    The standard guarantee in the UK for any electronics purchase is one year, so if I ever had problems within that period, I'd expect a repair or replacement, much like if I had bought a toaster.
  3. acearchie macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2006
    Im sitting here typing on my 3 year old "Apple Care-less" powerbook G4

    No problems yet as Im aware of!
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Hmmm.. I could have SWORN the last time I was on Dell's site they were offering a three year extended warranty for $299. On a $1200 laptop. That has 1 year standard warranty

    Musta been a joke, then.

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