Should I get Applecare on my rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jetlitheone, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. jetlitheone macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2012
    Bought a baseline rMBP about 20 days ago and I'm contemplating getting applecare for it... Should I ?
  2. plusnq, Oct 5, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2014

    plusnq macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2013
    I always buy it. It has paid off for me many times over the cost.
    I usually keep my machines for six + years as I hand them down to the kids and family.


  3. taedouni macrumors 65816

    Jun 7, 2011
    Bought it for my cMBP 2012 (which I recently gave to my wife). After the first year, the charger stopped working (darn frayed cable) and Apple replaced it twice. That made it worth it to me.
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    AppleCare has been worth it for me. A few months before the end of the 3 year period, the logic board went dead for unknown reasons. The Genius diagnosed it with hardware issues. Brand new logic board with no payments for it.
  5. Mac2k4 macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2014
    Oh please. Spare me.


    Why? you can buy applecare days before your warranty expires. Why keep your money blocked?
  6. Staggeredsix macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2014
    It depends. Do you live in a state with an implied warranty? Many states have 5 year implied warranties on products. Applecare is nice if you travel, but if you live in a state such as Maine or Texas, they have 5 year warranties on everything. It's consumer protection :)
  7. Team Timm macrumors regular

    May 17, 2012
    I buy them for almost every apple purchase I make (iphones/ipads/mac machines) and I've used them all for batteries exchanges, display replacements, etc, at no cost.

    B&H has it for cheaper than at Apple
  8. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sagittarius A*
    For Macintosh systems it's a must, but I don't bother with iOS in my case as my banks insurance covers 5 of my iOS phones and my iPad air for a fraction of the cost of AppleCare.

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