I think it's worth it for the peace of mind. Compared to most repairs that the computer could possibly need, AppleCare is quite the bargain. I purchased it and have yet to use it, but I'm still glad I got it. I think it was about $150 for my 13" MBP 2 years ago. I don't know what they go for now. You might be able to get a little discount ordering through Amazon. Be weary of eBay though.I have an early 2011 macbook pro 15 inch.
I have 2 months of warranty left on it. should i purchase apple care for it or not ?as apple care is quite expensive.
Is apple care worth it ?
As always, it's up to each person to decide. If Applecare was universally worth it then everyone would buy it. If it was not universally worth it then no one would buy it. Reality is neither of those two. It's your responsibility to figure out where your preferences lie and there are countless former threads on this very topic that you can refer to if you want to compare opinions.should i purchase apple care for it or not ?as apple care is quite expensive.
It doesn't really matter how well you take care of your MBP, since as you said, Applecare doesn't cover accidental damage. But computers are complicated electronics. Electronics sometimes have problems. No matter how careful you are, there's always a chance that your logic board or graphics card could just stop working. Those kinds of things would be covered by Applecare. The $300 from Amazon isn't the best price to be found. I know you can get it from B&H for $244 right now.I guess my question would be, how often is it used by the less casual user who perhaps takes special care of their MBP? The going rate for a 15" on Amazon is $300, and that FAQ makes it out to be like it only covers manufacturing defects, and I'm wondering how often those in particular happen.
Is that the first time you've had to use it? I'll admit I wish I had it on one of my old laptops, but it shouldn't be a common requirement. I mean it's supposed to be one of those things you're unlikely to actually use.from someone who has gotten the value of their macbook back in "overheating batteries" and "IT WONT SLEEP WHEN I CLOSE IT AHHH". its worth it. They did a total rebuild of mine 3 weeks before applecare expired and it was worth every penny. Every. Penny.
That's not exactly an apt analogy because you are required to buy some form of insurance if you plan to own/drive a car. At the same time, AppleCare doesn't cover things that insurance policies otherwise would, namely accidental damage.It's like auto insurance, you may or may not need it, but if you do, no one will care for your Mac like AppleCare.
Perhaps it took your parsing of my post, and over analyzing the big picture point, to make you feel better. The "facts" and "differences" you stated are something any reasonably intelligent person on this forum is already aware of.That's not exactly an apt analogy because you are required to buy some form of insurance if you plan to own/drive a car. At the same time, AppleCare doesn't cover things that insurance policies otherwise would, namely accidental damage.
Still, since AppleCare can be purchased at any time during the initial one-year warranty, and you don't need to buy it from Apple directly, I'd say it's worth it. The fact that you can save $100+ over what Apple charges by purchasing from someplace like B&H makes it an even better value. Plus, you'll recoup some of that cost if you're going to sell your machine before the plan expires.