Do u get AppleCare for your IPad Pro?

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  1. ipos macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
  2. ipos thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 4, 2011
    Why not?
  3. willmtaylor, Jan 18, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2019

    willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    Because I take care of my devices. I don’t use 10-11” screens worth close to $1,000 in precarious situations. I always have then in a “case” with back protection and a screen cover.

    My iPad isn’t constantly being taken in/out of my pocket or carried around. When in use, I’m almost always sitting or lying down.

    There’s no need to drop more money on useless insurance.
  4. A.R.E.A.M. macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2015
    Los Angeles, California
    No, no,no (for all 3 generations of 12.9 LTE flagship pros).
  5. spacebro macrumors 6502a

    Oct 1, 2015
    Yes so I can twirl it on my finger like a basketball with no worries.
  6. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
    I have it for my iPad Pro.
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    I’ve never damaged any of my iPads but I have 2 young children and a clumsy husband so I get it just in case anything happens.
  7. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
    I do, have only had to use it once when my kid dropped the iPad, and replacing it for $49 was much better then the alternative.
  8. newellj macrumors 604

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    No for iPad 2, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 2 and mini 4.

    YES for iPad Pro 11". Comparing the repair cost for this very lightly build and very expensive iPad to the cost of AC+ and the "deductible," it was an easy choice. I use my things carefully, but I don't keep them in a jewelry box and use them only over deeply padded carpets. In the real world, things sometimes happen, and this thing is fragile compared to earlier iPads.
  9. Superrenz macrumors member


    Dec 2, 2018
    Wiesbaden, Germany
    Yes for the Pro cause of the repair costs and yes for the regular IPad cause my 11 year old handles it.
  10. someoneoutthere macrumors regular

    Jul 27, 2014
    The Great Lakes State
    I hear/see this a lot. Here's my perspective: The way our newer devices are built, we've got a ton of smaller components that could go bad at any time. A personal example would be the built-in SIM card. It randomly went bad on my cellular 9.7" iPP and they just gave me a brand new iPP at the spot. Or a software update might brick your device. Or... Let's say they introduce a new feature with one of the iOS updates and you wanted to learn more about it - does Google have all the answers that you are looking for? I would rather pay for the convenience of having someone to call/talk to/run diagnostics rather than spending hours on the internet getting even more frustrated. AppleCare is not insurance. Insurance is what they sell you at the phone store(s) once they successfully scare you off about damage/loss or theft.
  11. davey0 macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2006
    I didn't before, but I am now. Last month I dropped my 10.5" and bent the corner and shattered the screen. Instead of paying $450 to get it repaired, I decided to get an 11" with AppleCare. I took such good care of my iPad, but accidents happen. I reached for it on the kitchen counter and the smart cover came off causing the iPad hit the tile floor. (I had a case and glass screen protector on it.)
  12. CrystalQuest76 Suspended

    Dec 14, 2015
    West Cost A Lot
    I have been using Apple products since 1991. I have always taken care of those products; they are expensive. I have only had one problem when a Mac was plugged into the wall during a lightning storm (motherboard got fried but the disk drive and data were fine).
    Take care of them and they do fine. I have given enough money to apple for the great products, and don't feel a need to give them more money for unnecessary AppleCare.
  13. NeverInDoubt macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2017
    Yes, 2 iPads (air 2 and 10.5 Pro) developed faults at circa 20 months. Another family Air 2 dropped on a hard surface. And I use my 11 inch a lot on the move so the risk of accidental damage is unfortunately much greater.

    But, there is no right or wrong answer...everyone has to look at their own usage and requirements and act accordingly.
  14. dotzero123 macrumors regular


    Sep 3, 2018
    Philadelphia Suburbs
    I purchased it for my '16 iPad and never used it. I'm tempted to purchase it now for my MBP but its so costly! Personally, will probably keep my money in my pocket and try not to be reckless with coffee or soda (or twirling on fingers).
  15. g0odfr1end102 macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2010
    Montreal, Canada
    HUGE yes. This generation is prone to bending, let's face it. We have no idea how this will affect the device on the long term.
  16. jazz1 macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2002
    Mid-West USA
    I did a similar thing at a Brewpub, and no I had not had a beer yet;) The iPad cartwheeled on the high table but I caught it as it went over the edge. No damage at all, but I'm glad I have AppleCare+
  17. artfossil macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2015
    AppleCare for 12.9 inch iPadPro. Always.
    Clumsy + distracted + tile floors + cats.
    AppleCare covers the iPad AND the Pencil.
    My peace of mind is worth much, much more than $129.
  18. Dave245 macrumors 604


    Sep 15, 2013
    No, in fact I’ve never brought Apple care on anything, I had it given to me for free when I was a student a few years back. I didn’t buy Apple Care with my iPad Pro 2017, yet when it played up and after some bad customer service I contacted Phil Schiller via email, the next day I received a phone call from Apple Executive relataions who told me to send the iPad Pro back to them, I did that and a day later I received a brand new iPad Pro 2017. So Apple Care really wasn’t needed in that case.

    I’m not saying don’t get it, but if you experience an issue Apple will more than likely help you. My iPad Pro was 17 months old and they still helped me free of charge!
  19. muzzy996 macrumors 6502

    Feb 16, 2018
    For iPads and Macbooks I typically wait for refurbs on current models and then buy so that I can parlay the savings into an AppleCare+ plan. For some, untapped insurance can be viewed as a waste of money but that's just part of having insurance - there's nothing wrong with evaluating risk vs cost and deciding whether or not you get value from it.
  20. appleofmyibook macrumors member


    May 31, 2016
    I did get Apple Care on mine. I have the new Pro and it is my workhorse. I also felt the price on it was reasonable compared to an iPhone. Whenever anything has happened to any of my devices without insurance I always pinch myself for not being covered. I find that if you have Apple are you’re always treated a little better if there is an issue. Mind you, the Apple store has always been generous if anything of mine broke or didn’t work even without cover.
  21. dsampley macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2007
  22. weeesss macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2017
  23. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    My IPP stays home the majority of the time, so no. My iPhone and Apple Watch go everywhere with me, so I always get AC+.
  24. xxray macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2013
    I never have bought AppleCare for any of my Apple products and probably never will.

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