All iPads Naked iPad, Apple Care +?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 1251division, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. 1251division macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2012
    Just got my first iPad this week, black mini. I really don't like the aesthetic of a case, but want to be protected or operating under a reasonable calculated risk. I've mostly only used it at home, but look forward to venturing out of the house.

    I clearly understand that the mobile aspect of the device provides unique opportunities for damage.

    In your experience, what's your opinion of AC+ for iPad? What's the consumer consensus?

    (I do not currently carry AC+ on this device.)
  2. HarryWarden macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2012
    Have personally never bought AppleCare for iPads and have owned the first, 3, and now 4. Don't keep them long enough to make it worth it as I will be reselling 4 once 5 is out. Do get it for computers because I expect them to last years.
  3. TinyBFK macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2012
    I have AppleCare plus for my ipad and all of our iPhones because I prefer no case. That being said I upgrade every year and the great thing about AppleCare + is they will pro rate a refund based on the time you have remaining. I say it's worth it for me but at the price point of the ipad mini I could see debating it a little more.
  4. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

    Peter K.

    Nov 6, 2012
    SoCal / Philly
    Portability is the Key

    I have AC+ for my iPhone 5, but I won't be getting it for my iPad 4. When/if I get an iPad mini w/Retina, I will get AC+ for it. If I am likely to carry the device out and about, then I want the protection.
  5. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    No such thing. It's a matter of preference and discussed in many, many threads. Even if one choice is more popular than the other you need to make the call for yourself based on your needs/wants/priorities/etc.

    Same goes for Applecare for any Apple product or any extended warranty on any product in general. It's a subjective matter. Otherwise either everyone would buy them or no one at all would buy them.
  6. barkomatic macrumors 601

    Aug 8, 2008
    I've got Applecare+ on my iPad 3 and I'm happy I did. I've dropped it at least three times onto concrete with no cracks so far. Obviously, the fact that the new Applecare provides accidental damage protection now sold me.
  7. Zeos macrumors 6502

    Jan 24, 2008
    Have AppleCare+ on my iPad Air and iPhone 5S, and have always had it on my last couple of devices. Have used it every time, mainly due to drops. Bringing my iPad in tomorrow for a smashed power button and a bent rear shell. I try to be careful, but I guess I'm accident prone. :confused:

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