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All iPads Do you get AppleCare+ for iPad?

ApplePersonFreak

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Just curious as I’m one who uses their iPad at home 99% of the time so I’m wondering if I need it. I guess it’s good peace of mind if I drop it or something. Those of you who got the new Air, are you getting AC+?
 

MPclk2006

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I got apple care for my Macbook when I bought it but I don't think I've ever bought it for any iphone or iPad before. I have the 2020 pro 11 and still hve about 30 days to make that decision.
 
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lexikon318

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I usually get it for my watch and phone but not iPad... seems like the least likely to get damaged.
 
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circatee

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I own an iPad Pro, and it never leaves the house. But, I still purchased Apple Care (not the one with the stolen option).
These devices simply cost too much, for me to not have some type of protection...

Just curious as I’m one who uses their iPad at home 99% of the time so I’m wondering if I need it. I guess it’s good peace of mind if I drop it or something. Those of you who got the new Air, are you getting AC+?
 
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unchecked

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I had my old iPad 6 screen replaced twice because some backlights started failing after a while and on both times I got it replaced one-for-one for free. So from that lesson I'm definitely getting AppleCare+. The lower cost of AppleCare+ of the non-Pro iPads is what tips the new Air in favour to me over the 2020 Pro.
 
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Killbynumbers

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I never have. I’ve had 5 different iPads, two of them were the 12.9” pros. Never needed it. I think it’s just a waste of money on them. My iPad never leaves the house.
 
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ThaddeusToad

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I got my iPad pro 9/15 and wasn't going to get AppleCare+. I changed my mind and ordered the 2 year plan through the settings on the iPad yesterday. I immediately started to relax and enjoy it more instead of always being so worried about uncovered damage.
 
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TorontoSS

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I didn’t in the past because as others have noted it’s not something that generally leaves your house much (depending on lifestyle) but my 10.5 iPad Pro developed a bright spot on it. Somehow managed to get it replaced abs even that has a bright spot. It’s from a swollen battery I think. After that I will - and given the air model Apple care is cheaper will take advantage of that.
 
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sracer

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Just curious as I’m one who uses their iPad at home 99% of the time so I’m wondering if I need it. I guess it’s good peace of mind if I drop it or something. Those of you who got the new Air, are you getting AC+?
Nope. I've never purchased AC+ for any of the Apple devices that I have owned over the past 15 years. I've never had the opportunity to be able to take advantage of it if I had. I've saved $1000's as a result.

As for whether or not YOU need it... only you can determine that. How accident prone are you? My adult daughter is very accident prone and having AC+ would save her money if she purchased it (which she rarely does).
 
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joeblow7777

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I do. But I also use my iPad at work (when I’m not working from home due to COVID) and for me, work is a science classroom, so stuff can happen.
 
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kristalsoldier

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What happens to Apple Care+ if within the 2-year timeframe the iPad is traded in to the Apple store (not selling outside privately on eBay etc)?
 
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HDFan

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Just had my iPad replaced by AppleCare. The charging port stopped working.
 
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IngerMan

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One advantage of Apple Care + with the iPad Pro or iPad Air 4 is if you purchase the MK and Pencil 2 It also covers them under the same plan, no additional charge.

So yes I got Apple Care + and I got the MK and Pencil 2 as well, figured 3 items it was worth it for the cost of the pencil alone.
 
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Natzoo

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What do you mean by “degrades in time”?
Basically a prorated refund, it is better and cheaper to start with a 2 year-contract than a monthly one. My Xs Max is on monthly AC+ because 2 years expired and I'm paying $11 a month (will cancel in 2 months) with tax.
 
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kristalsoldier

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your not going to get a full refund of the original purchase price 1 year in to the two additional years. You will get about half back.
Ok. Thanks. So, this means if I trade in my current iPad, which has Apple Care+, the remainder cannot be carried onto the new iPad that I may buy. I will get a refund of the remaining time instead.
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Basically a prorated refund, it is better and cheaper to start with a 2 year-contract than a monthly one. My Xs Max is on monthly AC+ because 2 years expired and I'm paying $11 a month (will cancel in 2 months) with tax.
Thanks. Understood.
 
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Geekbabe

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I got Apple care, I really like this device and the extra protection seems well worth it.
 
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easy4lif

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No my iPad lives at home and isn’t allowed out of the house.

I did get AppleCare for my MacBook Pro and iPhone. I’ve never had good luck with laptops and I’ve dropped my iPhones more then once in my life.
 
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muzzy996

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Totally subjective. I have it on my gen 2 pro and hav had it replaced once already due to touch screen sensitivity issues so I find value in it for t more expensive models.

The fact that refurbished devices from Apple qualify for AppleCare+ is fantastic IMO, as it allows one to buy into a product line mid cycle once available refurbished and parlay the savings into the additional coverage.
 
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