Question about AppleCare on a new Late 2011 MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NightCastle, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. NightCastle macrumors member

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    I am in the market for a new MacBook Pro and price is very important. I have been considering the 2.9 GHz i7 13 inch due to its price when I discovered a local reputable company selling a Late 2011 15 inch Pro (2.4 GHz i7 model) for the same price. From all indicators it is new and not refurbished.

    What I am wondering is if AppleCare is still an option for one of these if it is purchased from a merchant other than apple this late after being released.

    My initial thought is that it would still be eligible for AppleCare.
     
  2. spdntrxi macrumors regular

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    applecare is an option until 1 year of original purchase date (if used not your date).. you can do a serial check online. More then 1 year and it's too late.
     
  3. NightCastle thread starter macrumors member

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    Great! So if these are in deed new, then I would be able to treat them the same as if I bought them from and Apple store.

    Thanks
     
  4. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    If you're talking about service options, yes. Apple will service any Mac with AppleCare no matter where you bought it.
     
  5. NightCastle thread starter macrumors member

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    What about if I have to wait to get the AppleCare?
     
  6. Vulcan macrumors 65816

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    If the Mac still covered under its original one-year warranty (which I'd assume it is, since it's a late-2011 model), Apple will still service it. It's no different than buying a computer directly from their stores.
     
  7. NightCastle thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you. That clears it up for me.
     

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