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.