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theman510

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Can't seem to find an answer to this anywhere. Want an ATV4k but also want the free year of Apple+. Wondering if I still get that if I purchase a used Apple TV off ebay. Has anyone done this?
 

samevansinworthi

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I believe it only registers the free year Apple TV + on newly activated devices. Being a used device, it will have been activated before 10 Sep 19. So you’ll dip out.
 

ApfelKuchen

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I don't know why this would be a mystery. At the TV+ offer page https://offers.appletvapp.apple it says (emphasis added):
Now when you buy a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac, it includes one year of Apple TV+ for free.1
https://offers.appletvapp.apple/#footnote-1 Further, if you click the "1" at the end of that quote, it takes you to the FAQ, which includes the following
  • Which devices are eligible to receive one free year of Apple TV+?
    Your free year of Apple TV+ is included when you buy a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac after September 10, 2019, from Apple or an Apple-authorized reseller. Your new device must also be capable of running the latest iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, or macOS.
I'm not sure why this answer could not be found "anywhere," when it took me less time to find the answer than it would have taken to write the original post.
 

winstars

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I don't know why this would be a mystery. At the TV+ offer page https://offers.appletvapp.apple it says (emphasis added): https://offers.appletvapp.apple/#footnote-1 Further, if you click the "1" at the end of that quote, it takes you to the FAQ, which includes the following
I'm not sure why this answer could not be found "anywhere," when it took me less time to find the answer than it would have taken to write the original post.

Wow, Googling can be fun!!!
 

ApfelKuchen

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Wow, Googling can be fun!!!
It can be. But why give advertising revenue to the middleman? If you want to know Apple's official policy, doesn't it make sense to go directly to Apple's official web site, rather than asking a search engine that may send you to a fraudulent website, or asking anonymous people of questionable expertise on a discussion forum?
 

theman510

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I don't know why this would be a mystery. At the TV+ offer page https://offers.appletvapp.apple it says (emphasis added): https://offers.appletvapp.apple/#footnote-1 Further, if you click the "1" at the end of that quote, it takes you to the FAQ, which includes the following
I'm not sure why this answer could not be found "anywhere," when it took me less time to find the answer than it would have taken to write the original post.
I did search Google and I did read the FAQ prior to posting. I also saw "refurbished" units are also eligible and I didn't see a list of authorized retailers. I thought maybe Apple would see a new device was paired to my Apple ID and that would be good enough. Very sorry to have wasted your time
 
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jbachandouris

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I did search Google and I did see read the FAQ prior to posting. I also saw "refurbished" units are also eligible and I didn't see a list of authorized retailers. I thought maybe Apple would see a new device was paired to my Apple ID and that would be good enough. Very sorry to have wasted your time
Honestly, I would try asking Apple. The worst they can do is tell you 'no.'
 

ApfelKuchen

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I did search Google and I did read the FAQ prior to posting. I also saw "refurbished" units are also eligible and I didn't see a list of authorized retailers. I thought maybe Apple would see a new device was paired to my Apple ID and that would be good enough. Very sorry to have wasted your time

Well, Apple sells refurbished units at its web site with as-new warranty. It's still a leap to go from that to something purchased used (using your exact word) at eBay. Had you explained this exact reasoning in the beginning, you would have gotten a somewhat different answer, but the substance is the same. Offers of this sort are made by manufacturers to stimulate sales. If your scenario doesn't put new money into the manufacturers pocket, chances are it's not going to be covered by the offer.
 
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