My friend says you can buy the applecare after the one year original warranty is up. True? Here is the conversation: ah i see...too late for applecare tho y i can renew it anytime within 3 years of purchase says where renew? you never even purchased it! says the genius bar renew/extend nope can only extend within one year of purchase applecare extension is only 2 years to your 1 year that you get when you buy the thing yeap nope because applecare is 3 years total from date of purchase and is not prorated so they make more money the longer you wait to buy it even so, you can't get it after one year from original purchase but I was told by Glendale Apple that as long as its within the 3 years of purchase I can get applecare or procare. Because when I was there getting my macbook serviced someone was getting his ibook fixed and he bought procare well after his 1st year http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-170021.html 5:00 PM lol not enough responses in that thread don't look! point it out on apple's website i am looking at it now and it says nothing. So if I bought it online Apple would have to legally give my money back never says anything about it on the apple website " You can purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan anytime within the one-year limited warranty period. Your eligibility for coverage under the AppleCare Protection Plan starts from your hardware purchase date." http://www.apple.com/support/products/faqs.html You've told me this before and I believed you but it was wrong now I can't buy applecare anymore why dont you call applecare it never says you cant after your one year period it just says you can and it wont effect your one year period You're the only one that seems to think this is true! 5:05 PM You're like Galileo saying the Earth is round when everyone is sayinf it's flat Why don't you just call applecare I was told by an Apple employee that it made no difference when I bought it because it really does make no difference if they are going to warranty your **** for 3 years max from date of purchase you gain nothing from waiting and they gain more for you waiting http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/823060.html that may be true but it sounds like that apple employee was on crack so is it true? I WANT TO KNOW!!!