MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Applecare or not?

jbachandouris

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I have about 2 days to decide on Applecare. There were threads on this before, but search produced none.

Opinions please.
 

keysofanxiety

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I have about 2 days to decide on Applecare. There were threads on this before, but search produced none.

Opinions please.
The cost of AppleCare will more than cover the price of any potential hardware failures in the next 2 years. Furthermore you get unlimited phone support if necessary. It's worth it for the peace of mind, and it's much better than a third-party warranty as Apple have strict SLAs to ensure a quick turnaround time -- plus it means you can get the machine serviced at any Apple Store globally.

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XboxMySocks

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Hey dude. Just bought one myself - hell yes get AppleCare for it. Only $200 and literally will pay itself off if you have ANYTHING happen in two days or later.
 

XboxMySocks

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I typically buy Applecare, but my Macs have had a good track record so I'm going to go without this time.

I am by no means saying that Applecare isn't worth it. It really is.
Yeah I didn't get that vibe from your post at all no worries :) But fair enough man! I personally have found it very worth it every time I got it. Hope you have good luck with your machine mate!
 

JohnDS

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I bought AppleCare for my last MBP and it died with three weeks left on the AppleCare. Apple replaced it with a brand new one. As it was top of the line, it was well worth the price of the warranty.
 

Clix Pix

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With a laptop in particular, a machine which is likely to be carried around and used in various situations inside and outside of the home, it seems sensible to go ahead and put AppleCare on it. I also put AppleCare on my iPhone and iPads as well.
 

treekram

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I bought a 2012 non-Retina MBP back in December and did not (and will not) buy AppleCare for it. However, if I had bought the 2015 MBP, I would have bought it. Unlike the 2012 model, the Retina screen continues to have problems unlike the older LCD technology. The RAM, SSD and battery are difficult or practically impossible to replace and while they aren't likely to fail during the AppleCare period, if they do, you're talking $200 (for the battery) and up (way up) to fix. Just be aware (unlike a poster of another thread not too long ago) that AppleCare only helps with hardware defects, it doesn't help you at all if you are the source of any damage to the computer.
 
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Mavrack

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Trust me, buy the Apple Care you'll be glad you did. Not only is the service top notch but ended up getting 6 screen repairs on my Macbook Pro, came in to repair for the 7th and they gave me a brand new rmbp instead. Also keep in mind that in the event that anything does go in your Macbook that the out of warrant repairs are often very expensive, just the screen is more then double the cost of Apple Care alone.
 

motime

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So we have to purchase apple care within a few days? I thought you could purchase it anytime during the first year of warranty?
 

jbachandouris

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So we have to purchase apple care within a few days? I thought you could purchase it anytime during the first year of warranty?
I said I had a few more days as I had the rMBP for around 360 days.

Your have 364 days from date of purchase to add AppleCare.
 

motime

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I said I had a few more days as I had the rMBP for around 360 days.

Your have 364 days from date of purchase to add AppleCare.
Okay, If I were you I would get apple care, you have used the laptop for a year and it will give you a piece of mind for the next two years. Laptops are usually used extensively and can run into problems especially if you are carrying it around.
 

jbachandouris

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Okay, If I were you I would get apple care, you have used the laptop for a year and it will give you a piece of mind for the next two years. Laptops are usually used extensively and can run into problems especially if you are carrying it around.
This thread is from March. I've already purchased Applecare.
 
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