I bought Apple Care for the first time for the Air....

Discussion in 'iPad Air Forum' started by s2mikey, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. s2mikey

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    Usually never buy extended warranties or any of that stuff. But, for $100 bucks I bit the bullet and did get apple care this time for my Air. I justified since it's a brand new model so to speak and has a new chip, graphics processing, battery, outer shell, etc, etc. plus, I do like the fact that for $50 bucks accidental damage is covered too.

    Just curious if any other people that normally avoid apple care decided to get it for the Air? Or even your new retina mini.
     
  2. Diane B

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    I surprised myself and bought it the day after I received the Air. I bought Apple Care for my Ipad one since I bought it the week it came out and everything was unknown. When I bought the second Ipad one for my husband 4 months later I didn't because so few issues had arisen. I didn't buy it for my Ipad 3 either but sort of for the same reasons as you, I decided it might be worth it. I also think I'll keep this until at least the warranty is up--maybe longer. I really like this Ipad.
     
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    I did it for peace of mind and the tech support lasts over the 90 days for the full two years
     
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    I bought the Apple care for when i purchased my iPad 2 and also my Macbook Air. Both were my first major purchases from Apple so I wanted to have that insurance so to speak. I would probably purchase it again for when I get a new device, just something that I am now used to doing.
     
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    In general I don't believe in these extended insurance plans. And that's what they are....insurance. So, I didn't buy it for my iPad 2 and I didn't get it for the Air either. I'm not rough with my devices and have no small children around. My wife and I never agree on these decisions! LOL

    Sent from my iPad Air using iPF
     
  6. Unleashed

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    I did as well, good thing about the apple care is that it now includes accidental damage :D
     
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    With Apple Care the accidental protection does not kick in until the second year and there is a $50 incident charge. So I went with a SquareTrade warranty with no deductible. It was a few bucks cheaper than Apple Care and can be extended to 3 years after the 2 if I want to. Also the protection is transferable if I sell my iPad before the coverage ends. I have never used them before but they get great reviews. After I broke the screen on my iPad 3 when it fell off a table, I decided I definitely wanted accidental protection for my next iPad.
     
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    The accidental damage protection is effective the instant you purchase AppleCare, not after a whole year. You also get two years of telephone technical support with AppleCare instead of the 90 days available without AppleCare. AppleCare is transferable to the next owner if you decide to sell the iPad.
     
  9. mesue

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    Oh, good. Thanks for setting me straight. Apple's $50 service fee on accidental replacements is still a deal breaker for me. Since I don't live close to an Apple Store, the SquareTrade service (if needed) should not be any more or less convenient, for me. I just think people should know there are other options besides Apple Care.
     
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    If they didn't have an incidence fee, then you'd have people dropping their iPads on purpose. Also, I think making a claim with Applecare+ is going to be easier to do than with SquareTrade for most.
     

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