Time Capsule warranty cover

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  1. Ifti, Jun 20, 2013
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    Ifti macrumors 68000

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    How does warranty work with the Apple peripherals and routers?

    I'm considering a Time Capsule, along with a new MacBook Air 11, and a rMBP15 when Haswell is released in them. I always get AppleCare with my laptops.

    If I buy the Time Capsule now and the MBA in a month or two (with AppleCare), does the AppleCare cover the TC as well?

    Or am I better off leaving the TC and buying it at the same time as the MBA?
    Or does the AppleCare not cover TC at all?
     
  2. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

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    The AppleCare of your Mac extends to your Time Capsule (so one year as standard, three total if you extend it). The small print say you can get this protection for AirPort base stations purchased within the two years prior to your Mac purchase. Full details here.
     
  3. Ifti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So I can purchase the TC now, and the MBA 2 months down the line, for example, and the TC will be covered for the duration of the AppleCare on the MBA?
     
  4. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    yes.
     
  5. brand macrumors 601

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    Contact Apple for the most accurate and final answer on the issue.
     
  6. Ifti thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I did.
    First she said no, you need to buy them together.
    Then I referred her to the AppleCare page on their site, after which she said yes you can purchase separately.
    Seems like the Apple rep wasn't sure either.

    Will need to ask in store before I buy it I guess!
     
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    I bought my Timecapsule a month or so before my iMac, and when I was after some telephone support they gave it to me and added the Timecapsule to my iMac AppleCare.
     
  8. brand macrumors 601

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    The in store sales people are the last people I would trust. It will be listed in the coverage agreement for AppleCare. You should be able to find that on the Apple support page. That will be the legal and final word.
     

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