New iPad Pro 12.9, to AppleCare+ or not to AppleCare+

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  1. Rck1984 macrumors regular

    Rck1984

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    Recently ordered a new iPad Pro 12.9 256GB and I'm wondering if I should buy AppleCare+ or not.

    I've had the 2nd generation iPad Pro 10.5 including AppleCare+ before, but I (gladly) never had to use it.
    Therefore, it feels like a waste of money. But now that the iPad is even more screen than before, it might be a smart thing to do. I do not want to image the price of breaking that screen.

    What is your opinion, do you guys get AppleCare+ on your iPad's?
     
  2. mk0614 macrumors newbie

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    You can now pay Apple care monthly through your iTunes account I’m pretty sure
     
  3. Rck1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh I am not aware of that, gonna check that up straight away.
     
  4. F-Stop macrumors member

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    I’m in exactly the same situation as you. I purchased AppleCare+ for my iPhone X which set me back £199 but as my phone goes everywhere with me I consider it a worthwhile purchase. However, that’s not true of my iPad which stays at home for easily 99% of the time.
     
  5. mk0614 macrumors newbie

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    Depending where you purchased that you have up to 60 days to add it on your account it’s like five or six dollars a month and I think you can cancel anytime but don’t quote me on that
     
  6. cudifying macrumors member

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    Im thinking about it because I will use my 11" on business trips and to class 99% of the time, not at home. So theres a lot more risk something might get damaged at some point. I never bothered with applecare+ for any of my 'at home' devices.
     
  7. Rck1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting, shame I missed that. Gonna look it up now!
     
  8. mk0614 macrumors newbie

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    Let me know if I’m right because I already ordered mine and I’m waiting for it to come in then I’m going to add it on
     
  9. iEnvy macrumors 65816

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    I ordered mine with CC that has electronic warranties and protection. Never needed Apple Care.
     
  10. anthony13 macrumors regular

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    if you can pay that through iTunes that's amazing. Weird that there hasn't been a story or that I missed that on Macrumors.com .
     
  11. mk0614 macrumors newbie

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    Check out apples app and look for AppleCare It’ll show you that you can pay it monthly for 24 months until you pay it off
     
  12. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    Guessing that’s only US based...
     
  13. mk0614 macrumors newbie

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    I’m not sure if they do it out of the country I just know it’s done through Apple’s website or app
     
  14. Rck1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hard time finding it.
    Perhaps its only available in the U.S.? I live in The Netherlands and can't really find any info on paying monthly.
     
  15. Rck1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is what I see:

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  16. mk0614 macrumors newbie

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    Maybe it’s different options for different countries sorry
     
  17. Rck1984 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sure looks like it, I guess I need to pay the full amount straight away then.
     
  18. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

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    It costs more to pay AC+ monthly so you’re saving some money by buying up front. Or more accurately, you pay more when using the month to month plan.
     
  19. mk0614 macrumors newbie

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    It’s the same amount it’s just spread into 24 months
     
  20. Kate. macrumors regular

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    5.99 x 24 doesn't equal 129 though.
     
  21. mk0614 macrumors newbie

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  22. Porterhouse macrumors 6502

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    When I bought my XR, it only gave me the option of paying monthly. I suppose that's fine, as I may sell it next year if there's a big release.

    I have apple care on everything at the moment except for the Apple TV and my old iPad. With the iPad I'm probably going to buy, I'm definitely getting AppleCare. Somehow my screen gets cracked more often than not.
     
  23. DNichter macrumors G3

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    I’ve never purchased AC for any of my Apple products, but I’m extra careful with them also.
     
  24. Never mind macrumors 6502

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    Now with FaceID, I decided to get AppleCare for the new complexity. Probably never will need it but I prefer peace of mind on this one. Also my homeowners policy will cover the computer as well.
     

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