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Is AppleCare Worth It?

craigtaz

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My wife got an email from Apple today, offering to extend her 90 day warranty for a full year, for $78. Is it worth it? Does this cover damage is she drops it, like I did my iPad1 today?

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No,it doesn't cover accidental damage,only materials and workmanship.
 

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Well there are better care plans than apple care. Normalyy you purchase those when buying the device. There are some that cover any damage to the device fully._
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Use Squaretrade, it's MUCH better!

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My mother got the Extended warranty from BestBuy for like $100 on her iPad2.
She dropped it and shattered the screen, went to best buy and in about 10 minutes she was walking out the door with a replacement iPad2.

The nice thing with BestBuy warranty over AppleCare is that apple will replace with a refurbished iPad that they have there and BesBuy will just open a new iPad and replace yours with the new one. Also if you want to get a different model, they will put the original price you payed for the iPad onto a GiftCard that you can use to get something else.
 

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Apple care is ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT. It has replaced my computer and my iPhone. TOTALLY worth it. ALWAYS get it (and my family has had 31 apple products.
 

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Well I didn't buy it from Best Buy so I can't go that route. My friend also go an IPad 2 for Christmas, but last week dropped his and shattered the screen. Just made me wonder if AppleCare was any good. Thanks for the advice.
 

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Gotta love it when people answer without knowing what they're talking about. It's absolutely worth it because it most certainly DOES cover drops, breaks etc. It's $99 and $50 for each claim. You have a maximum of 2 claims for breakage in 2 years but they replace the ipad so....WELL worth it!
 

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I have Apple Care on my iPad 3' , my iPhone 4S, and my iMac.

It not only extends the warranty to 2 years, it includes accidental coverage and technical support for 2 years. Apple support is awesome.

I got a AirPort Extreme and when I called for help to get my crappy work laptop pc working I found out that since I have apple care on my iPad it was extended to include my airport extreme. (Same thing would have worked because of iMac)

As far as apple replacing them with a refurb unit, apples refubs are like new, new screen, etc. plus they have a new warranty.

I would avoid best buy warranties, and a square spec might be ok, but in the end with Apple care, I have seen apple cover some things hey shouldn't.
 

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