Tell me the real deal about SquareTrade.

Discussion in 'iPad' started by PittsDriver, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. PittsDriver macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2010
    I would like to think I am going to keep my new iPad for more than a year, but probably won't as I only had the first iPad, and iPad 2 until the next model came out. I am really going to try and keep this for 2 years so I am now considering a warranty. I have heard horrible things about BB's program so I will stay away from them, however I thought I had heard good things about SquareTrade. Anyone have any personal experience with them? Or is it best to get AppleCare+?
  2. mikepro macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2010
    Direct from Apple will always be best. Just get Applecare+ and stop worrying about it.

    Or, if you can't/won't do that, then use the search button, there are tons of threads on this topic already.
  3. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
  4. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    I don't own a SquareTrade policy but from what I understand their maximum liability is the value of your iPad, so, for example, if you have $499 of repairs on a $499 iPad then coverage ends regardless of how much time is left in your purchased warranty period. May not be a deal-breaker but relevant.
  5. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    They'll do a replacement in this case. Either send you a check for the value or a refurbished iPad. Plus, SquareTrade handles loss and theft.

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