Apple Care, is it worth it?

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  1. Encantador

    Encantador Funster

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    Have a few apple related questions but will give them different threads.

    Just getting to the end of my first year as a imac owner. As I understand it I have to purchase Applecare before the 12 months is up.

    Watched a YouTube video and the guy said not to buy it if you are in the UK as we are covered for 6 years. There is something about this on the Apple website too but it is not very clear. Also heard on fun about people getting repairs done for free long after the first year. Does anyone know what this is about?

    Assuming it is only fully covered for 12 months, is AppleCare worth considering?

    Thanks

    Steve
     
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  2. iandsm

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    Apple care covers you for accidental damage so if you drop your iPhone and smash it or drop it down the toilet you get a new one (not a refurb) It does give one a little confidence for two years and transferable to a new owner if you sell the product or transferable to your new product if you wish.
     
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    my mac is five years old still going on the latest setting
    yosamite i think no probs :pray:
    not looking to change anytime soon :wink:
     
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    I bought it for my 2012 MacBook Pro. It's already had the trackpad fixed, but is still faulty so it has to go back again. This is the first Apple product I have had that has developed a fault, I was still using an old Apple G3 till last year then sold it. It was working perfectly, screen was still bright and clear at almost 15 years old. I have a 2008 MacBook Pro And we have other MacBooks and an iMac. None of these have ever had a hiccup
    Buy AppleCare? Do you feel lucky?
     
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  5. Daveg

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    Our family has had a lot of iProducts over the years, work and home. In my experience things go wrong in the first couple of months, when you are covered by normal consumer legislation. If you get past the first year the damned things seem to go forever.

    The only thing I have ever needed after year 1 was a screen glass for my PowerBook - not covered anyway.

    Not a scientific response, but I don't bother with apple care anymore.

    Dave
     
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  6. mariner

    mariner Funster Life Member

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    Over the last 20 years the only problem I've ever had with an Apple product was an iPhone that went tits up, but it was 8 years old.
    I have had iMacs G3, G4, iMacs, Power PC and Intel iMac G5, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iPod, iPod Touch, and Apple TV.
    Currently an iPhone 5c, iPad Air, MacBook Pro, iPod Classic and iPod Touch all working beautifully.
    Never had Apple Care and never needed it!

    :cooler:
     
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  7. Stacetop

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    I bought it for my iMac in 2011. It hasn't really been any use, so wouldn't buy it for an iMac again. I have considered it for my MacBook as I think there is more to go wrong but haven't purchased it and took out a different insurance policy. Apple have always been good with my phone problems so I feel any genuine issue they would probably look at anyway.
     
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    I had apple care for my Mac computer.
    I've used their service a few times - mostly to help me do specific tasks and once when I couldn't view Cctv footage recorded in a format that I just couldn't decode and view.
    On every occasion, I thought they were really good.
    However, I'm sure that we got a big phone bill on each occasion of calling them from BT.
    We bought a two year extension to the normal included warranty but I let it expire.
    - you watch, I'll probably need it now (Sod's law)!
     
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