iPad mini No Applecare coverage for earbuds bought with Mini

Discussion in 'iPad' started by nanibly, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. nanibly macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2013
    Applecare Plus doesn't cover iPad Mini earbuds, which you HAVE to buy separately for $30, yet all the other iPads, iPods or iPhones with Applecare Plus do cover the earbuds.
    I am told the earbuds are covered for the other products because they are "in the box". Even if you bought the earbuds at the same time and they are on the iPad Mini's receipt. You pay the same $99 for Applecare Plus as you do for the iPad which covers the iPad's earbuds.
    Unlike all the other products, the iPad mini does not even come with the earbuds. There also is no ability to buy Applecare just for earbuds, so you are screwed anyway you look at it if the earbuds fail, as mine did.
  2. bobbysmith macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2012
    There are no "iPad Mini earbuds," so why would it be covered? You bought a separate product that you pretend are "iPad Mini earbuds". Pretending doesn't make it so.
  3. caubeck macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2007
    The iPad doesn't come with earbuds, nor does the Mini. Only the iPod and iPhone do.

    For $30 do your ears a favor and buy better earbuds than the Apple brand.
  4. CNeufeld macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2009
    Edmonton, AB
    You don't HAVE to buy Apple earbuds with the Mini. And earbuds haven't come with any iPad AFAIK, so this isn't Mini specific. Only iPhones and iPods include earbuds. And items purchased on the same receipt as an iPad (or anything else, I suspect) aren't part of an extended warranty plan unless it's specifically listed in the warranty plan.

  5. Ray Brady macrumors 6502

    Dec 21, 2011
    Don't EarPods have a one year warranty? If they failed through no fault of yours, they'll still be under warranty. No need to worry about AppleCare.
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    If you rely on pricing alone for research on what Applecare does or does not cover then you "screwed" yourself. Read the details, which are clearly posted on Apple's site.
  7. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
    EarPods have a one year warranty as all Apple products do. Getting AppleCare for a $30 product is plain stupidity, wow!
  8. cruzmisl macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2012
    So if you bought a screen protector and case you'd expect AppleCare to cover that too?

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