Did you buy Apple Care+ with iPad?

Did you get Apple Care+ with your "new" iPad?

  • Yes

    Votes: 156 36.7%
  • No

    Votes: 269 63.3%

  • Total voters
    425

macguy360

macrumors 6502a
Feb 23, 2011
794
210
Did you guys buy Apple Care with your "new" iPad?
Yes and I highly suggest you buy it. These screens are extremely advanced and in all likelihood any damage to the screen will result in a completely ruined iPad. I wouldn't want to risk dropping the iPad and losing out on $550 (after tax).
 

DS3

macrumors 6502a
Mar 7, 2011
503
0
I'm considering it just for the ability to use the iPad outside of a case without worrying about dropping it and cracking the screen.

Ultimately I will probably save the money and just keep it in a reasonably tough case though, thats safe enough. Can take it out at home around carpet.

edit: To the above guy, from what I've read the touch screen is not sensitive to damage, it will often work with a shattered screen (which is glued together). Problem is that if you drop it hard enough to crack, it often does completely shatter and touch screen working or no its obviously ruined.
 

doboy

macrumors 68020
Jul 6, 2007
2,467
932
Yes and I highly suggest you buy it. These screens are extremely advanced and in all likelihood any damage to the screen will result in a completely ruined iPad. I wouldn't want to risk dropping the iPad and losing out on $550 (after tax).
I believe you can do out of warranty replacement for $269-$349 for wifi, AFAIK.
 

Larrupin

macrumors member
Apr 18, 2010
63
15
California
I barely got my iPad pre-ordered with all the site crashes but I'll be buying it as soon as FedEx gets to my house on Friday. I'd rather have it and never use it than take a chance.
 

troop231

macrumors 603
Jan 20, 2010
5,404
150
Nope, I don't plan on keeping it for more than a year, so it's not necessary :) I do the yearly resell thing, and have no intentions on stopping.
 

Gorion

macrumors member
Nov 3, 2006
71
0
I ended up getting the AppleCare +. I figure if I spent the amount of money that I did, I might as well get the warranty with it. As for why I got AppleCare instead of SquareTrade, part of that has to do with the fact that I live near an Apple Store.
 

physicsguy13

macrumors 6502
Oct 5, 2010
338
70
Huntiingon Beach, CA
I did just like I did with my 4S. Recently I had some water spill on my shirt pocket where my iPhone was. Initially the speaker would not work but after everything dried out my phone was working again. Of course, the water sensor in the headphone jack has been tripped so warranty service will not be possible but luckily I can get another phone for $49 if it does stop working. I just prefer to have piece of mind.
 

BlueKhufu

macrumors regular
Nov 27, 2010
181
19
For the first time I can remember I purchased the "extended warranty" via AppleCare+.. I've changed screens in several different iOS devices without much difficulty, but for some reason I feel more comfortable with the two years/two accidents of this plan.. having two sons under the age of five will do that to you. I do plan on letting them use it with some of the wonderful educational apps I've seen, so I expect something to happen eventually. I'd rather have the device replaced/repaired officially than kill the warranty entirely on a DIY repair.
 

urkel

macrumors 68030
Nov 3, 2008
2,722
760
My AppleCare is Ebay. Ill use it for a year within the included AppleCare and then sell to get a fresh warranty on the next one I buy.
 

jc3

macrumors newbie
Mar 8, 2012
17
0
Nope, my credit card already double the manufactures warranty and has accidental damage up to $500 for everything I buy!
 

falconman515

macrumors 6502a
Jun 8, 2010
561
4
No .... really apple care is pointless in my opinion (I have read some fine print in the warranty for iPhones and iPads and there is some good replacement early already built in.

Really if you buy the 4G version cause you take this all over with you then maybe if you feel better with some kind of warranty protection but if it's just the WiFi version that you use at home unless you have some snot nosed kids that ruin your crap all the time ... take care of your valuables and you wont have any issues needing replacement.
 

DollaTwentyFive

macrumors 6502a
Nov 11, 2010
747
4
Parts Unknown
I did not. I get some purchase protection with my AmEx card. But more importantly, I always purchase insurance through Worth Ave Group. It's a great deal and they are really good. Sadly, I had a claim on my MBA but they took care of it in 2 days.

As far as the extended warranty part of AppleCare, I have been upgrading on each yearly cycle of the iPad so I have never had one out of the standard warranty.
 

ZBoater

macrumors G3
Jul 2, 2007
8,307
1,016
Sunny Florida
It basically resides on a desk most of the time lol, hopefully I'll be good :)
Well, my iPad 2 fell from the seat of a chair onto carpet (2 feet?) and the screen cracked. I was fortunate enough that an Apple Genius replaced it for free. I suspect that with the introduction of AppleCare+ for iPad these freebies are a thing of the past.

AppleCare will also enhance the resale value next year when I ger the newer iPad...
 

doboy

macrumors 68020
Jul 6, 2007
2,467
932
Nope, my credit card already double the manufactures warranty and has accidental damage up to $500 for everything I buy!
Accidental damage coverage is typically 90 days of purchase.
 

tekchic

macrumors 65816
Apr 19, 2010
1,458
545
Phoenix, AZ
I didn't but I will. So far I've bought an iPad every year, but I'm planning to keep this one for two years -- retina was what I was waiting for. :)

Didn't want to plunk down the extra $100 when I was already spending $900 this month, so I'm going to pick it up next month. Does anyone know - do you only have 30 days to buy it, or can you get it anytime within the next year?
 

Spink10

Suspended
Nov 3, 2011
4,259
1,002
Oklahoma
I didn't but I will. So far I've bought an iPad every year, but I'm planning to keep this one for two years -- retina was what I was waiting for. :)

Didn't want to plunk down the extra $100 when I was already spending $900 this month, so I'm going to pick it up next month. Does anyone know - do you only have 30 days to buy it, or can you get it anytime within the next year?
within 30 days