Is AppleCare Plan MD014LL/A the correct one for 2017 Retina MacBook 12" model?

konradsa

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Is AppleCare Plan MD014LL/A the correct one for 2017 Retina MacBook 12" model? Thanks!
 

konradsa

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Has anybody bought AppleCare for their Retina MacBook from third party (i.e. not from Apple) and can tell me what the model number of this item they purchased was? Doesn't have to be a 2017 model, can also have been for the 2015 or 2016 models. Thanks!
 

konradsa

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Bumping this thread again. Really nobody has any idea? Anybody have an idea how I can find out? I called Apple, but they seem utterly clueless and don't recommend you buy anything of eBay, only from them. Yeah right.
 

Mike Boreham

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Bumping this thread again. Really nobody has any idea? Anybody have an idea how I can find out? I called Apple, but they seem utterly clueless and don't recommend you buy anything of eBay, only from them. Yeah right.
I have only once in 15 years bought Applecare from a third party (Amazon) and when I tried to register it Apple said it was already registered. The seller was (I believe) genuinely puzzled but refunded me without argument.
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That Applecare has been discontinued and does not work with the 2017 models. You will need the Applecare +. No idea about buying it from a third party.

https://www.apple.com/shop/product/AC_PLUS_MB-AUTO/applecare-plus-for-macbook-macbook-air
I am a bit confused about the difference between Applecare and Applecare+

That link to the Applecare+ page says you have to buy it within 60 days, and also includes two accidental damage events.

I bought Applecare for my July 2016 MacBook from Apple in March 2017 (more than 60 days) and it doesn't include accidental events. (OP...since I bought it online form Apple there is no ML code number which only applies to boxed products I think).

So are both Applecare and Applecare+ alternative products, both still available?
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EDIT: From this article and the comments under the old Applecare is still available as an alternative to Applecare+, and Applecare+ is only available in US and Japan.
Maybe they are only both available while there are still macs which are between 60 and 365 days old, and Applecare+ will become the new norm.
 
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konradsa

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Thanks for your response.

There is not really any good explanation from Apple. So many questions:

- Is AppleCare+ replacing AppleCare? That would be weird, since you can only buy it in the first 60 days. Or will AppleCare+ become regular AppleCare if purchased after 60 days

- Can AppleCare(+) still be purchased from retailers, or is it sold exclusively by Apple?

- Are these AppleCare items still on sale still valid, not valid, or only valid outside US?

- And if they are valid, if bought within 60 days of purchase, are they considered AppleCare+?

- For the 2015 and 2016 MacBook, what were the AppleCare model numbers? Were there any on sale by 3rd party?
 

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