I'm considering buying my MBP online as it does help save quite a bit of cash with bings cashback, but I was just curious does anyone know how AppleCare works? Do I need to activate it once I get my MBP? Will my local Apple Store cover it even though it wasn't bought through them? I hope you guys understand where I'm coming from, this is a big step for me (switching to ) I just want to make sure I do it right and have everything planned. I've been waiting for the refresh for months! I can't wait to learn the OS inside out random rant but yea I just don't want to lost 1,500 dollars on a silly mistake, I need the warranty.