Apple Care Plus or Insurance?

Is apple care plus or insurance a better choice?

  • apple care plus

    Votes: 6 100.0%
  • insurance

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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Apr 9, 2012
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#1
I just purchased a new iPad 2 and after doing some research and having issues with Apple care for my macbook, I did not know if anyone had any suggestions whether I should purchase Apple care plus or an insurance plan for my iPad? I just want the best coverage and easiest way to fix my iPad if anything ever happened! Thanks!
 

verwon

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Jul 29, 2011
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#2
Apple is always the fastest and easiest for repairs/replacements.

However, there are certain things it doesn't cover, such as loss, theft and catastrophic damage. You'll only get that with a regular insurance plan.


Sent from my iOS ecosystem!
 
Jun 21, 2009
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#3
I prefer to go with the Apple care myself, it's cheaper in the long run and it covers everything I need it to cover. I've had it on every iPhone I've owned and things have worked out great.
 

FuelieNova

Contributor
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Aug 3, 2008
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#4
With AC+ you do get two replacements for $49 each no questions asked. It doesn't cover theft or loss.
Tom
 

Amber89

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Apr 9, 2012
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#5
Wow almost everyone choose the "Apple care plus".;)
 

Josh Yates

Contributor
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Jul 14, 2007
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#7
I would've gone the insurance route again, but State Farm in Michigan no longer covers phones/iPads...so I had to go with AppleCare + on both of them. The only thing I'm worried about now is loss/theft. :)
 

Jerome G

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Jul 12, 2010
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#8
I would go with AppleCare also.
To go even cheaper, you can find them on eBay for less than what Apple charges.
Also you don't need to get it until right before the 1 year warranty is over.
I think most people are misled that AppleCare is a 2 year warranty, it just adds 1 year to the standard warranty.
 

Shan S.

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Oct 23, 2011
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#9
Actually Apple only gives a 30 day window for Apple care+ on the iPhone and iPad. There other product 'Apple care' for items like the iPod have a 1 year window.

Trust me. I went to the Apple store the other day to get Apple Care + on my new iPad 64gb 4g. I showed up on day 31 not day 30, even though I thought it was day 30. The system would not let the store sell the plan to me.

Luckily the guy was really good as he knew how to deal with this issue. As I guess a lot of people ( including me) don't include the day you buy the iPad as day 1.

Got Apple Care + now. And you only have a 30 day window


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Kobel1up

Contributor
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Mar 14, 2012
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Eastern Ohio
#10
I would go with AppleCare also.
To go even cheaper, you can find them on eBay for less than what Apple charges.
Also you don't need to get it until right before the 1 year warranty is over.
I think most people are misled that AppleCare is a 2 year warranty, it just adds 1 year to the standard warranty.
I never thought to look on ebay for Apple care. When you mentioned that I looked and saved 25 on ipad and will be saving that much for my wifes iPhone and even more on my macbook pro. Thanks.
 

Jill1228

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Dec 23, 2009
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#11
I never thought to look on ebay for Apple care. When you mentioned that I looked and saved 25 on ipad and will be saving that much for my wifes iPhone and even more on my macbook pro. Thanks.
I have seen Apple Care, but you need to look for Apple Care PLUS