UK (student) updating MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dspalton, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. dspalton macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a (mature) uk student planning on updating my MBA 2008 one to the 2012 13" one - the base model - and with student discount it's very nice pricing.
    I'm with the open uni and noticed a few posts saying about getting 3 year apple care with the student stuff... Can't see anything online about it.

    Anyone have any info on it?

    Dave
     
  2. stayley macrumors member

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    For some reason Apple doesn't like for this to be common knowledge, but yes, it is true. You get 3 years warranty (that's practically Apple Care) and 1 year of phone support. They give you the option to do an uplift (for 48 pounds) so that you have 3 years of phone support, but who cares about that.

    I confirmed this by calling Apple Care (it took 20 minutes for them to finally admit that) and then in an Apple Retail store.

    I was buying and MBA as well :)


    What happens is, apparently after some time of receiving the MBA you get an e-mail from Apple confirming this (that's what I read on some other discussion board).
     
  3. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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    Am I understanding this correctly, you're saying that Apple gives a three year warranty for stuff bought with a (rightful) educational discount?
     
  4. stayley macrumors member

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    Yes, you essentially get 3 years of Apple Care for free. The only difference is that you only get 1 instead of 3 years phone support that you can pay additional 48 quid for (but I can't really see the point).
     

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