iPad Pro IPP 9.7 Apple Care Plus Worth It?

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  1. Tapiture macrumors 6502

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    I realize there are probably a lot of threads discussing this very issue but I couldn't find them. I'm trying to decide if I should buy Apple Care plus for my new iPad Pro. My previous iPad was an iPad 2 that I had for like five years and never damaged it. I got the full 55 dollar trade in from Apple Renew for it. So, I'm pretty careful but I have broken my phone screen once a few years ago. Did you guys buy Apple Care Plus for iPad Pro and have you found it's worth it? Anything I should know about what it covers or what it doesn't?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Definitely should get it. The cost for one out of warranty repair will exceed the cost of AppleCare in the first place.

    The additional year's warranty is great, though accidental damage cover is also hugely useful. If anything, it's peace of mind on such an expensive device.
     
  3. Kekinash macrumors member

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  4. Tapiture thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys,
    I think I'll use that 55 dollar Apple Store gift card I got for my old iPad towards buying Apple Care Plus for my new one. Thanks for your feedback!
     
  5. ACG12 macrumors 6502a

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    No question, get Apple Care +. $99 up front + $99 per accident (Only $49 for a screen replacement) is better than paying $379.
     
  6. Jesla macrumors 6502

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    No question...

    Had mine 2 month when it to a death dive on the concrete floor in the garage.
    I think I was as crushed as it was until I remembered I had Apple Care on that device.
    I now have it on all my mobile devices.
     
  7. sracer macrumors 603

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    Are you prone to dropping your devices? If so, get AppleCare. If not, don't waste your money. Apple relies on people "playing it safe" as another means of increasing revenue.

    If I add up all of the Apple devices that I've purchased over the years (none of which I had AppleCare for), I have saved approximately $2000. Out of all of those devices, the number of times that I could've benefited from AppleCare is... 0.
     
  8. Coolpher macrumors regular

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    I got the iPad Pro 12.9 with cellular and have had no problems except over a year I had to replace the Sim card seven times which is so unusual so I went in to Apple and they decided it was best to replace the unit at this point Which means that the Apple Care took care of that luckily I have not dropped my device to need a device replacement under my deductible but it's nice to know I still have a year left
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    Everybody is different I have put Apple Care on all my devices used it once on my Apple Watch once on my iPhone 6s once on my six it was nice to get replaced 12.9 iPad because the case I was using scratched The antenna bar it is brand-new now
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    And when your devices like my iPhone 7 Plus and iPad Pro 12.9 are under device payment plans it would suck to also have to buy a replacement rather than just paid deductible cost and still have to pay the broken devices off Apple Care just makes sense
     
  9. Kekinash macrumors member

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    Great for you, I never broke or dropped a tablet, laptop or phone in my life, but after paying around $700 for my ipad another 99 for peace of mind is not to much. Right now I don't have and "extra" $700 to replace a broken one, and I don't see myself having those extra $700 in the next couple of years, so yes, for me is a good investment the $99 spent in Apple Care. Is like a car insurance, you can be sure you drive fine, but what about the others drivers?
     
  10. Badrottie Suspended

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    If you are not very careful person then get AppleCare then. But it wil not pay you for lost or stolen iPP.
     
  11. sracer macrumors 603

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    If purchasing an extended warranty to get peace of mind is worth it to you, then that's your decision.

    I've seen way too many on this forum scare others into getting AppleCare. Part of the culture of owning Apple products is to be scared into buying an extended warranty. I know of no other electronics company who has customers so in need of "playing it safe" or needing "peace of mind". But if that is what someone needs, add that cost to the price of the device.

    And it is NOTHING like getting car insurance. Not even close.
     
  12. Kekinash macrumors member

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    Nobody is putting as gun in your head to buy Apple Care. Yes others companies doesn't have similar extended warranties, but for me having a company that offers me a warranty that covers accidental falls is a plus. For my other expensive devices I needed to use Squared Traded or similar services... I don't have plenty of money in my pockets.

    And what I said about car insurance was related that if somebody knocks out from you desk or table your ipad to the ground, here goes you being extra careful....

    But still is your choice....
     
  13. Tapiture thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's my most expensive Apple product and I haven't bought it for any of my other devices but I think I will just because it's so expensive if something happens.
     
  14. Coolpher macrumors regular

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    The main reason why I always get AppleCare on my Apple products is because not only does it cover drops and spills but extends the warranty another year and I have two Apple stores within10 miles of where I live So I can always go to either store to get it fixed rather than having to mail it in to get it fixed
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    And Apple covers it for manufactured defects an extra year also
     
  15. rushmere macrumors 6502

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    The value of AppleCare varies depending on where you are. In many countries, it's not legal for a manufacturer to limit repairs for defects to 1 year, so an extended warranty has no real value. It's only useful if you feel you need the accidental damage cover.

    However, in the US where consumer protection is more primitive, it may be more worthwhile.
     
  16. Tapiture thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I'm quite pissed off. I called Apple to try and get Apple Care plus and they told me that I couldn't use my Apple Store gift card to buy it online and I would have to go to a store and buy it in order to use my gift card towards the purchase. What kind of bull**** is that?
     
  17. riptidewahoo macrumors member

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    Most credit cards give you an additional year of extended warranty with purchase. IMHO it's never worth buying AppleCare for just that third year. Don't give in to the marketing hype.
     
  18. Jnesbitt82 macrumors 6502

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    It's not just an extended warranty. It's getting a replacement unit if you shatter the display for only a $49 copay instead of $599
     
  19. masotime macrumors 68000

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    AppleCare+ is essentially insurance with a $49 deductible, only that it
    • Doesn't cover theft or loss
    • Works at most 2 times
    The extra year of warranty is mostly a bonus.
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    Admittedly the case for AppleCare+ on an iPad Pro 9.7" is not as strong as for the 12.9". The replacement cost for the 12.9" is $599, as opposed to $379.

    If you feel confident you won't need it, don't buy it. Just don't regret it when something does go wrong and you aren't covered.
     
  20. kingkoopakoopa macrumors newbie

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    Sure, buy it if you're gambling man and feel that your destine to break or have something go wrong with your iPad.
     
  21. alanlau007 macrumors member

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    I think even without using a gift card, you still have to bring your device and buy it in store. They sort of have to make sure your device is not already broken (still in good condition) before you add Apple Care Plus.
     
  22. Tapiture thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No I bought it online
     
  23. Jnesbitt82 macrumors 6502

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    You can purchase it online. They just have to run a remote diagnostic and confirm the serial number. Here's a direct link to do it.
    http://www.apple.com/support/products/ipad.html
     
  24. Kekinash macrumors member

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    That's the way I did. No need to go in person to a store, you can do it by phone too.
     
  25. kingtj macrumors 68020

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    Agree.... I've only purchased AppleCare for an iPod Classic (which I never wound up using it for). I've literally owned dozens of Apple products besides that, none of which I ever bought AppleCare for, and haven't regretted it. My wife is more apt to buy AppleCare for all of her stuff, but again - I think she never really used it. (She had an iMac with a hard drive replaced under warranty, but that was a known product defect that Apple would have covered regardless of regular warranty status of the machine.)

    I always put my iPhones in quality cases as soon as I unbox them, and I have cases or covers for my iPads, as well. I dropped one iPad and damaged the screen and corner of it, but the repair cost was still much less than if I had insured everything with AppleCare all that time.

    Like anything though? It's all a calculated gamble and only you know how prone you'll be to dropping and damaging your stuff, or how bad of luck you seem to have with products failing.


     

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