iPad Air 2 do i need apple care?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by al404, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. al404 macrumors 6502

    al404

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    #1
    I'm going to use my iPad only inside home, and i'm not evaluating apple care + but the standard one
    not sure if iPad can fail after a couple of years or if is something that is very rare?

    none of my tablets failed after several years
     
  2. azentropy macrumors 68000

    azentropy

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    I've found it very rare for iPads to break on their own, so I've stopped purchasing it myself after the first couple.
     
  3. ron7624 Contributor

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    There is only one product. Applecare +. I have it on all my devices. Clumsy family lol
     
  4. ACG12 macrumors 6502a

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    Get it, a cracked screen is not cheap. I hadn't broken a screen on any Apple device since the original iPhone and it finally happened back in April. A month after the original warranty expired...Thankfully I had Apple Care.
     
  5. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Much depends on the owner as some are clumsy and drop their devices often. For them I would suggest AC+
     
  6. 617aircav Suspended

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    If you are using a case with the iPad it's very unlikely you would crack the screen.
     
  7. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    I HIGHLY recommend it! I see lots of people walking around with broken screens because they didn't buy Apple Care and don't want to spend the money with a 3rd party repair.
     
  8. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    I've never bought Apple Care for anything -- don't really see the value in it esp. if you use a credit card with an extended warranty feature (used that a few times on my MBPs). When you consistently buy it its just money in the trash can just like any other extended warranty or replacement plan. For self-inflicted things I just "self insure". It's less expensive long term. I can be clumsy but since 2007 and dozens of iDevices, I've only cracked one iPhone screen when I tripped over uneven sidewalk during a run.

    Specifically for the iPad, I've owned many 9.7" and a few Mini 2s. I've never had any issues with any of them outside the warranty period. I've had them fall off beds, night stands w/o incident. Buy a decent case and you'll be fine.
     

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