Is apple care worth it on a retina macbook pro?

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  1. makai4325

    makai4325 Member

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    I bought a 13inch retina mac book pro a few months ago. I have till next may to add it to and I want to know if you think that it would be worth it to add to one. I had it on my other mac and it defiantly paid for itself but the only problems that I had with it were the HD went out and the opticaldrive went out. My retina has a SSD and I haven't heard people say the go out and I don't have an optical drive. What do you think? Is it worth it to have?
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    I don't think it is worth it these days. The reliability of hardware these days is top notch.
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    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    The technologies in the Retina MacBook Pro are advanced. You have no spinning parts whatsoever. I don't have AppleCare for my Retina MacBook Pro and I've owned it for over a year now without any problems. I personally wouldn't recommend it.
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    Badd_Blood Well-Known Member

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    Apple should give 3 years warranty for free if you ask me. Why should anything break if they use such top quality parts? Just don't break the screen or else you are out of a grand.
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    They seem to have gotten more profit-focused after Tim Cook took charge... :(
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    Yessssss.

    Depending on the cost if its over $150.

    Noooo.


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    YES! I absolutely recommend it! My friend has a 15' MacBook Pro Retina and he recently went in for a repair. I don't remember what exactly was the problem or what they fixed but he showed me what his "would be" bill and all he said was THANK GOD I HAD APPLECARE! His bill for the repair came out to $839 but was fully covered by applecare so he didn't pay a dime!

    When he was purchasing his MacBook, one of the geniuses recommended it to him due to the fairly new technology being used on it makes the prices of the parts rather expensive. He said and I quote " When you buy a luxury car or a top model car you expect to have the best parts in the world and for it never to go wrong for you, but just like any car, anything can go wrong. The main difference is that your not paying for a part for a regular car, your paying for something that is specifically made for your top of the line car which means is higher in price!" Which does make a lot of sense since we know that Apple is putting the latest technology in these bad boys.

    Even if I never get to use it on my MacBook, I know that if something was to ever go wrong, I am fully covered.
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    If hardware fails it will usually fail while it is sill under your purchase warranty.
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    I personally would get it. Used it once on a 2008 MBP and twice on a 2009 iMac. If it weren't for that, would have spent over $800+ VS (2 Apple Care) $300 or so. And the problems I had wouldn't be any different in the MBP Retina. My family hasn't had any problems with the 2011 MBA though.
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    I would say that you should get it. You never know if your machine dies out of no where. About two years ago, my Late 2009 iMac died one day even though it was working like new the day before. Haven't had a problem like that with the replacement Mac that I got, but it's always nice to have something just in case.

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