Is AppleCare worth it in Australia?

abcdefg12345

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I still haven't decided if I should purchase apple care for my 2018 MacBook Pro, I have about 1 month to decide, however according to a post on Mac rumours we have 3 year warranty for Macs in Australia because of consumer law, is this true and does this mean that apple care is a worthless scam.

Mac rumours post
https://www.macrumors.com/2017/12/13/macs-36-month-consumer-law-warranty-au-nz/

apple website: https://www.apple.com/au/legal/statutory-warranty/
Without limiting consumers’ rights, Apple will provide its own remedies equivalent to those remedies in the consumer guarantee provisions of the Australian Consumer Law at any time within 24 months of the date of purchase. For the avoidance of doubt, Apple acknowledges that the Australian Consumer Law may provide for remedies beyond 24 months for a number of its products.
 

danny842003

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Warranty doesn’t help you when you damage something. A smashed screen on a MacBook ain’t going to be cheap to replace.
I smashed the screen on my watch and it was about $300 to fix, AppleCare gives you 2 accidental repairs I believe, although there is an excess still.
 
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bungledvolley

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Some people say if you have money to buy an expensive product, then what’s a few more hundred bucks to “extend warranty” for it. Personally though, I’ve been using Apple devices for a good 10 years now, and I’ve never once purchased Apple Care. I don’t know, I’d like to think I’m good at taking care of my belongings, especially if they cost me an arm and a leg. I’ve managed to dispose of all my previous phones and macs at pretty decent resell prices.
 
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iMacDragon

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Warranty doesn’t help you when you damage something. A smashed screen on a MacBook ain’t going to be cheap to replace.
I smashed the screen on my watch and it was about $300 to fix, AppleCare gives you 2 accidental repairs I believe, although there is an excess still.
Only Applecare PLUS has accidental damage cover, and most countries do not have plus, only regular.
 

iMacDragon

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Not really sure what relevance this has to Australia where accidental damage is covered.
a) can't recall what countries are and aren't excluded, b) making sure it was stated, because someone else may find and read the thread and get wrong impression
 

danny842003

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a) can't recall what countries are and aren't excluded, b) making sure it was stated, because someone else may find and read the thread and get wrong impression
Helpful post when I’ve alreaddy answered the question minus the plus.
 

abcdefg12345

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Warranty doesn’t help you when you damage something. A smashed screen on a MacBook ain’t going to be cheap to replace.
I smashed the screen on my watch and it was about $300 to fix, AppleCare gives you 2 accidental repairs I believe, although there is an excess still.
True but my concern is hardware failure, if I'm already covered for the same period of time then all I would get from AppleCare+ is the 2 accidental damages.

It costs $450 just to get AppleCare+, if I break the screen I would still have to pay 150 excess to repair it totalling 600. other damage will cost an extra 430 that's 880. I doubt it will cost much more than that for an out of coverage repair.
 
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