Purchase AppleCare after warranty expires?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by dimonay, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. dimonay macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008

    For some reason I am now confused whether or not you can purchase AppleCare after your initial warranty expires. Is it possible to purchase it after the warranty expires?

    Thanks in advance :D!
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    No, you can not. You must purchase it and activate it prior to the expiration of the standard one-year warranty. If you have just missed it by a day or two, you can try to contact Apple and beg them for leniency, but don't hold your breath.

    This policy prevents people from buying AppleCare but not activating it with a machine until/unless they have a problem with it. If the machine had no problems before three years were up, they'd still have an unused AppleCare package to sell or apply to another machine. Not good for Apple's bottom line.

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