Basic Applecare to cover "Accidental Damage" for iMac?

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  1. morespce54 macrumors 65816

    morespce54

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    Hello there,

    Okay, I didn't bought the Applecare when I bought my iMac (early 2011) but it still covered by the 1 year (basic) warranty.

    Long story short, my iMac accidently felt from my desk and the edge of my screen is torn and some pixels are dead.

    My question: Does the Applecare cover accidental damages? If so, do you think the screen is covered by the warranty?

    Any input/first-hand experience is more than welcome...
    Thanks
     
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    no.
    warranty does not cover user damage.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No it does not cover accidental damage. Applecare+ does. Applecare does not
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Applecare+ isn't offered for Macs though...?
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No. But it's the only level of Applecare that covers carelessness. As it's not available this cover is unavailable from Apple for any Mac.
     
  6. doktordoris macrumors 6502a

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    Ive never heard of applecare+ whats it for? iPhones i guess?
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    And now the iPad. Currently restricted to the US only I believe
     
  8. doktordoris macrumors 6502a

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    DO you mean US only for phone and pad, or just US only for the pad?
     
  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    US only for both I think. I've certainly not seen it in the UK.
     
  10. doktordoris macrumors 6502a

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    Just checked, you are correct. Do those Americans think we Brits are too careless to make applecare+ viable for us?
     
  11. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe we're not careless enough to be willing to pay the extra for it? :D
     
  12. morespce54 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OT but I'm curious to know if all type of "carelessness" is covered by Applecare+...

    (Like if you drop/spill liquid on your iPhone - not that I ever really want to find out 'tho!)

    I bet it all comes down to the Apple Rep you're talking to (basically, just like the regular Applecare).
     
  13. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    If you go read the description/terms you'll see that you are covered for two (2) accidental damage instances. Each one carries a $49 service fee.
     
  14. morespce54 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Great. Thanks for the link.

    So Applecare+ give you one (1) more year of warranty in which you can use up to two (2) accidental damages (if you haven't use it already in your first year of the basic warranty) at $50 each shot.

    So than makes: $99 for Applecare+ for one (1) extra year of warranty + 2 x $50 (equal to $100) minimum in worst case scenario.
    So it's up to $200 to cover your $499 phone... Maybe I should change career and go in insurance business! ;)
     
  15. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    AppleCare
    AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac or Apple Display

    • 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.
    • AppleCare+ provides some coverage for accidental damage, but is only available for the iPad and iPhone, not for Apple computers.
    • 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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