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Will you be purchasing AppleCare+ for your AirPods Pro?

  • Yes

    Votes: 41 68.3%
  • No

    Votes: 19 31.7%

  • Total voters
    60

Anthony T

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jul 10, 2008
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Do you plan on buying the $29 AppleCare for your AirPods Pro?
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bwoodruff

macrumors regular
Feb 28, 2015
178
117
Western NY
I generally don't do extended warranties, but I usually make an exception for AppleCare. I've used it a few times and have found it to be worth while. I did order AppleCare with the AirPods Pro.
 

appleino

macrumors member
Dec 3, 2017
81
57
No, it doesn't cover loss. I still think it's worth it since you can have them replaced within the next two years for a new pair at a reasonable price (if you plan on using them that long, of course).
 

appleino

macrumors member
Dec 3, 2017
81
57
I think, that's the main reason you would get AppleCare for the Airpods - to replace them at reasonable costs before AppleCare runs out instead of paying the high replacement costs without AppleCare (89 USD per Airpod).
 

whoseanthony

macrumors newbie
Nov 2, 2018
22
13
didn't bat an eye and check the $29 AC+ box. For replacement if any issues come up 2x for $29 ea it is a no brainer.
 

jonblatho

macrumors 68020
Jan 20, 2014
2,265
5,608
Oklahoma
I wonder how generous they'll be about replacements due to diminishing battery life for those with AppleCare+.
I peeked at the AppleCare+ document yesterday and saw the 80% rule is still in effect; battery service remains free for AirPods that have dropped below 80% of their original capacity. In the case of AirPods, battery “service” is presumably swapping out units that drop below 80%, as AirPods weren’t serviceable at all and I assume AirPods Pro are no different. I assume they’d only swap out the components that drop below 80%, though, so they may replace the left earbud at 79% capacity but not the right at 81%. I’ve also heard of them making occasional exceptions to the 80% rule on other devices, though.

I bought AppleCare+ for mine since I figure I’ll at least have the opportunity to get the aged batteries (and earbuds) replaced toward the end of the two years for free if needed. Maybe it won’t work out like that, but I’d rather spend $30 now and risk not having it fully replaced than have to spend $250 again in a couple years if these batteries age worse than the original AirPods.
 
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bobsamm

Suspended
Oct 6, 2019
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636
Gee we get screwed down under. AirPods Pro $399AUD AC plus $49. Mine are on board for delivery if i like them will get AC plus.
 

cardfan

macrumors 68040
Mar 23, 2012
3,555
4,507
I peeked at the AppleCare+ document yesterday and saw the 80% rule is still in effect; battery service remains free for AirPods that have dropped below 80% of their original capacity. In the case of AirPods, battery “service” is presumably swapping out units that drop below 80%, as AirPods weren’t serviceable at all and I assume AirPods Pro are no different. I assume they’d only swap out the components that drop below 80%, though, so they may replace the left earbud at 79% capacity but not the right at 81%. I’ve also heard of them making occasional exceptions to the 80% rule on other devices, though.

I bought AppleCare+ for mine since I figure I’ll at least have the opportunity to get the aged batteries (and earbuds) replaced toward the end of the two years for free if needed. Maybe it won’t work out like that, but I’d rather spend $30 now and risk not having it fully replaced than have to spend $250 again in a couple years if these batteries age worse than the original AirPods.

You over think this. If my battery sucks I’ll just skip the nonsense by stepping on them. Apple will replace it.
 

jonblatho

macrumors 68020
Jan 20, 2014
2,265
5,608
Oklahoma
You over think this. If my battery sucks I’ll just skip the nonsense by stepping on them. Apple will replace it.
Hey, as long as they can’t tell it was intentional, I guess? I’d rather have them replaced for free when the time comes, if I can help it.
 

roguester

macrumors regular
Jul 21, 2019
101
58
I was not planning to but I'm using a $300 apple gift card and airpods plus AC comes out to $300.24.
 

eekcat

macrumors 6502a
Apr 5, 2010
962
141
No, I'll be relying on my credit card's protection (amex) - they covered it when the batteries on my AirPods-1 became crappy.
 
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