Regular AppleCare

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  1. tekksan macrumors regular

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    I am having a difficult time finding a link for regular AppleCare (not Plus). My understanding is the Plus covers a couple of accidental damage incidents but the regular AppleCare doesn’t which is fine with me if it is cheaper. Is this still the case?
     
  2. IngerMan macrumors 65816

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    They don’t offer regular AppleCare on MacBooks anymore. It’s plus or nothing.
     
  3. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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    There was a thread a while back discussing getting regular AppleCare. The discussion concluded that it was no longer available from the Apple site and that people had to call Apple to get it. I do not know if that is still the case, but you could call Apple Support to find out the latest.
     
  4. Naimfan Suspended

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    You have to call Apple and request it, but it is available.
     
  5. SDColorado Contributor

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    They offered regular to me when I told them that I didn’t know if I was interested in Plus for the money. I guess they figure it is better to offer that than have you buy nothing.
     
  6. IngerMan macrumors 65816

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    I just checked using the chat service. Maybe a phone call will yield better results. Please let me know if that is the case. I would like to know how much cheaper it would be for a 15" from plus coming in at $379.

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  7. SDColorado Contributor

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    I talked with an Apple sales specialist. They claim to have the ability to override the options that the sales chat and first line sales folks have available to them on their systems.

    For example when I was dealing with them due to an issue with the first MBP, they were able to offer advanced exchange, discounts to compensate for some of the trouble, etc. they are also notorious for not texting, emailing, or putting anything in writing. They flat out said that they are unable to put anything in writing and must call you directly.

    It has been a couple months since I dealt with them on this, but if memory serves, the price quoted for Apple Care only was $249 vs $379.

    It could also be that in that two months they have changed policy and have decided to no longer make it available.
     
  8. Mike Boreham macrumors 68000

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    I think that is US only at present. In UK you can only get Applecare+ on iDevices and watch. This is from the UK website today. Macs can only have regular Applecare.

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  9. SDColorado Contributor

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  10. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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  11. SDColorado Contributor

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    No, I don't plan to or recommend it. I just found it interesting that Apple is saying it is no longer an option and not available when it is being sold here for the same price Apple offered it via phone a couple of months ago.
     
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