Macbook Air- Failures?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by DaDalle, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. DaDalle macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    I'll finally buy a new MBA, after waiting a long time for the 2012 Update. I've already done all decisions on Size, Space and Processor. I'll go for the 13"/8GB/128GB/i5 Version, because it fits my needs perfectly.

    However, I'm still not sure about Apple Care Protection. It sounds like a lot money for me. But on the other side it will be worth it if my Macbook will ever have a failure.

    So what are your experiences? Did you have any Failures on your Mac? Why did /didn't you buy Care Protection and have you ever needed it?

    Cheers,
    Dalle
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
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    AppleCare
    AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac or Apple Display

    • You can buy AppleCare any time during the first year warranty period, so you don't have to buy it at time of purchase.
    • You can check your remaining warranty and/or AppleCare coverage here
    • AppleCare will extend the 1 year warranty for an additional 2 years, for a total of 3 years coverage from the date of your Mac purchase.
      It also extends telephone support from 90 days, which is included with your original warranty, to a total of 3 years.
    • You cannot buy AppleCare again or renew it once it expires.
    • Neither the Apple Warranty nor AppleCare will cover damage from accidents, spills, etc. They only cover manufacturing defects.
    • AppleCare+ provides some coverage for accidental damage, but is only available for the iPad and iPhone, not for Apple computers.
    • Neither the Apple Warranty nor AppleCare will cover batteries that have worn out. They only cover defective batteries.
    • For more detailed questions, read the AppleCare Protection Plan (pdf) agreement.

    As to whether AppleCare is worth it or not, that's a matter of opinion. You'll find lots of opinions on both sides, with roughly 75% saying it's worth it. You really need to decide if it's worth it to you. If you want more information, you can search the forum, where you'll find dozens, if not hundreds of threads asking "is AppleCare worth it?" The overall consensus seems to be about 75% in favor of it.
     

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