Should i buy Apple Care Protection?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LoveToMacRumors, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015
    For MacBook Pro 13"

    It doesn't cover accidental damage so that's a big minus, but I'm afraid the hardware will just die... I'm pessimist.

    I do however plan to use it carefully. Light-moderate use + I will buy a sleeve/case.

    I told myself, rather than having apple care, you could just upgrade your Mac which is better. So help.
  2. BriOS macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Im going to feel out the first year and see what the stability of this new macbook pro is like. If I have a lot of issues come the end of the one year, I will buy it. If its rock steady and I don't feel I need it, I won't. Pretty fair I feel. Atleast you have a year to think about it.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac or Apple Display
    • You can buy AppleCare any time during the first year warranty period, so you don't have to buy it at time of purchase.
    • You can check your remaining warranty and/or AppleCare coverage here
    • AppleCare will extend the 1 year warranty for an additional 2 years, for a total of 3 years coverage from the date of your Mac purchase. It also extends telephone support from 90 days, which is included with your original warranty, to a total of 3 years.
    • AppleCare follows the device, not the owner. When a Mac changes hands, the AppleCare coverage still applies to the computer. There is no need to "register" the new owner in order to receive coverage.
    • You cannot buy AppleCare again for the same device or renew it.
    • Neither the Apple Warranty nor AppleCare will cover damage from accidents, spills, etc. They only cover manufacturing defects.
    • AppleCare+ provides some coverage for accidental damage, but is only available for the iPad and iPhone, not for Apple computers.
    • Neither the Apple Warranty nor AppleCare will cover batteries that have worn out. They only cover defective batteries.
    • You can buy AppleCare from Apple or from other sources, such as Amazon, B&H Photo Video, L.A. Computer Company and others. Exercise caution when buying from sites such as eBay, as some AppleCare offers have been scams.
    • For more detailed questions, read the AppleCare Protection Plan Terms & Conditions.
    • Apple to Update AppleCare with Subscription Service and In-Store Repair Options
    As to whether AppleCare is worth it or not, that's a matter of opinion. You'll find lots of opinions on both sides, with roughly 75% saying it's worth it. You really need to decide if it's worth it to you. If you want more information, you can search the forum, where you'll find dozens, if not hundreds of threads asking "is AppleCare worth it?" The overall consensus seems to be about 75% in favor of it.
  4. LoveToMacRumors thread starter macrumors 68020


    Feb 15, 2015

    That was hugely helpful thanks!

    Also if for example the display is defective, do they give you a new mac or you have to leave ur mac to them and they change your screen only?
  5. dubhe macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Norwich, UK
    They will usually just change the display, but that is not to say it has to be sent away, it could be done in store.

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