Been debating applecare for my MBP as warranty will run out in 2 months... I've always been a bit confused as to the price of applecare - for a macbook pro they'll charge $350 for applecare, when the average price of a macbook pro is around $3500. Does this mean that the chances of a macbook being written off in 3 years are 1 in 10? - I'm sure macs are a lot more reliable than that. Remember this doesn't cover accidental damage - just faulty components. When you consider the fact most laptops don't fully die and need only cheaper partial replacements, and that apple gets a cheaper price on its components, it seems a very high price to set. Either they're making an extortionate amount on applecare, or lots of macs are blowing up that we don't hear about.