I put in an order for an iPad Air 2 last Friday (11/28/2014) on MacMall (Authorized dealer) when they had some discounts. I did the calculations and the Space Gray 128GB Wifi+Cellular model came out to be a better deal than the Best Buy and Target deals (even after considering the $140 Gift Card was equivalent to $140 cash). Also, there was no tax which is why I went with them (Best Buy and Target would have been a better deal if I lived in a tax free state). The problem was that it was back ordered, but I put the purchase through just to get it at that price. After all, I am not in a hurry to get it. I intentionally completed the purchase without adding AppleCare+ ($99) due to a lack of funds available at the time, with the intention of adding it within the grace period after purchasing. I contacted MacMall today via live chat, and was told that they are estimating that they will receive the shipment from Apple on 12/22/2014. I would assume they would then ship out my order then, or at least by the next day. In the event that I received my order after 30 days have elapsed, does this mean that I would not be able to add AppleCare+? The guy ("Lawrence") on the live chat said that it needs to be added within 30 days. In contrast, the Apple website says that AppleCare+ can be added within 60 days of the purchase date. I asked if they could add AppleCare to my existing order since it wasn't shipped (and now I have the spare $99 for it), and they said they couldn't do it, and that I need to deal with Apple once I receive the unit. Would Apple NOT let me add AppleCare if I brought it in after 30 days? If anything, I trust Apple's website's information (within 60 days) more than MacMall's live chat, but wanted to see if anyone had any experience with a similar situation, or if I have nothing to worry about (perhaps bring in a factory sealed unit to the store when trying to add AppleCare in person?) Thanks!