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AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display

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Product Highlights
  • Two-Year Warranty Extension
  • Also Extends Phone Support to 3 Years

The AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display from Apple gives you peace of mind by extending your coverage for an additional two (2) years of service coverage and extends the standard 90-day phone support to a 3-year plan. This provides you with expert assistance, global repair coverage for your MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display, web-based resources and diagnostic tools.

AppleCare can be purchased at any time within your first year of Mac ownership. It must be registered with Apple prior to the expiration of the system's factory warranty.

AppleCare can only be purchased by customers residing in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Terms and Conditions will vary based on country of residence. For more information, including international AppleCare contact information, please click here.

Apple Certified Repairs
This warranty extends the standard single year of protection for an additional two years. Repairs are performed by Apple-certified technicians using genuine Apple parts. For those who travel abroad, feel secure with a global repair plan for your MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display.
Telephone Support
The standard complimentary 90-day phone support is extended to a 3-year plan, giving you one number to call for all your technical questions.
Web-Based Support
You'll have access to web-based support for your computer, allowing you to quickly diagnose and solve problems.
Technical Support
Because Apple designs the computer, the operating system, and many applications, the Mac is a truly integrated system. And the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you one-stop service and support from Apple experts, so most issues can be resolved in a single call. You get:

  • Direct access to Apple experts
  • Global repair coverage
  • Onsite repair: Request that a technician come to your work site
  • Carry-in repair: Take your Mac to an Apple Retail Store or other Apple Authorized Service Provider
Apple Hardware Coverage
The AppleCare Protection Plan provides global repair coverage, both parts and labor, from Apple-authorized technicians around the world — perfect whether you work at a desk or travel with your Mac. Apple hardware coverage includes:

  • Your Mac computerIncluded accessories such as the power adapter
  • Apple memory (RAM)
  • AirPort
  • Apple USB SuperDrive
  • Apple display purchased with your Mac
Software Support Included
Whether you're in your home or office or on the go, you can get direct access to Apple experts for questions on a wide range of Mac topics, including:

  • Using the OS X operating system
  • Quick how-to questions about iLife and iWork
  • Connecting to printers and AirPort networks
Warranty The AppleCare Protection Plan covers your Mac, AirPort Card, AirPort Base Station, and Apple RAM purchased for your Mac.
AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display
  • Extended Telephone Support
  • Extended Hardware Repair Coverage
  • Global Repair for Portable Computers
  • Web-based Support
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    AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display
     
    4.9

    (based on 351 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (32)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (180)
    • Useful features (88)
    • Easy to navigate (84)
    • Good power output (41)
    • Manages software collaboration well (39)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (8)
    • Hard to install or upgrade (4)
    • Difficult to navigate (3)

    Best Uses

    • Educational purposes (40)
    • Multimedia (34)
    • Graphics & publishing (23)
    • Peace of mind (5)
    • Warranty (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (183), Budget shopper (120)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (259), Business (49)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (217)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Laptop is Different/A Different Laptop

    This is my second MacBook and the second time I've bought the protection plan. Let's talk protection plan first. I generally don't believe in buying them. If you've done your homework, you should...Read complete review

    This is my second MacBook and the second time I've bought the protection plan. Let's talk protection plan first. I generally don't believe in buying them. If you've done your homework, you should be buying a reliable product in the first place. But a laptop is different. It's an expensive piece of equipment that you are going to carry about, that's going to fall off the bed, that you might sit on, that the dog might drool on, well you get my point. I have to say that on the couple of times I did call Apple, they played the "call Bellsouth" game with me instead of not worrying about whose equipment was causing the problem and just trying to help me. Apple definitely has an attitude problem in my opinion. They act like they are doing you the biggest favor in the world to answer your questions that you paid for. I give the customer service a C.

    As for the MacBook Air I have to say I was amazed. I thought I was replacing my dead MacBook with the same model. For the same money, Mac is giving you a bigger screen and more power. A real geek is not going to think this is a "pro" computer, but it has every bell and whistle I'll ever need and more. One complaint: the "Dashboard" that has the calculator, weather, etc. used to come up when you hit F12. Now you have to hit the dashboard icon, and two other buttons to see the same info. Not a good change. Also the size of the item on the screen changes during use and I haven't figured out why. Once safari just blinked out on me altogether. I don't know if these problems will continue or if they are temporary. They are another reason I didn't give a full five stars. But I'm enjoying the lovely screen and the improved sound.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It's like calling dumb and dumber

    After purchasing several apple products including MacBook Pro and Airport Extreme. I called Apple Care to help with some install issues. I spoke to 5 people, in 5 different departments. Each person asked...Read complete review

    After purchasing several apple products including MacBook Pro and Airport Extreme. I called Apple Care to help with some install issues. I spoke to 5 people, in 5 different departments. Each person asked me the serial number of the product (claiming to pass it along to the next rep.). At the end, they couldn't resolve the issues and after some time, patience and effort, I found my issues while doing some research on the net. Conclusion: calling Apple Care is like calling dumb and dumber with "please provide your serial number" on auto repeat! Not saying it's not worth it to have but APPLE really needs to address their customer service process and educate their techs better. Poor quality service.

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    5.0

    Awesome experience, awesome product

    By Sarah B

    from Nyc

    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

    Product is perfect and service was excellant!

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    5.0

    Best place to get your AppleCare plan...

    By KayEmCee

    from Chattanooga, TN

    About Me Value Oriented

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          Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

          AppleCare is AppleCare! Only way to go with my new MacBook Pro Retina. I buy it with ALL my Apple products since its inception. Hardly ever need it for big stuff, but it's great to be able to call and get expert solutions for 3 solid years. And if something major goes out, you're covered!B&H price beats Education Store at ( )! Funny, though, that they send me a disc when my laptop doesn't have an optical drive! Go figger....

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          Great service cheap price

          By minu

          from chicago

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Navigate

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Educational Purposes

            Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

            cheapest fast and would prefer buying from here than apple.com

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            B&H is the best place to buy AppleCare

            By Joe T.

            from Missouri

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install

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                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                What can I say? It's the exact same thing as the AppleCare subscription you can buy from Apple, but it's way cheaper, even than the student version. Definitely buy it from here.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Best price I could find on AppleCare!

                By Joe

                from New Gloucester, ME

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to register
                • Great Deal

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Educational Purposes
                • Graphics & Publishing
                • Multimedia

                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                B&H has the best prices for AppleCare I could find. Got the box, opened it up, followed the directions, and my 13" Retina MBP is now good for 3 years!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Great price, quick service

                By stikchick

                from Tucson, AZ

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Useful Features

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                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                    After reading customer comments on @ re buying this through them, and issues, I saw that B&H was recommended. They had the same good price, and the order was processed right away. It was shipped, arrived as promised.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    AppleCare for MBA 13

                    By Julian

                    from Mayaguez, PR

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Install
                    • Easy To Navigate

                    Cons

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                        Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                        AppleCare is pretty much self-explanatory. The registration process is very simple and if you were to encounter any problems, Apple's online support is there to answer any questions. The guarantee is best-in-class and the price tag is not too crazy.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Do this warranty upgrade!

                        By Jtwnit

                        from RI

                        Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                        I wouldn't recommend a warranty extension for a desktop, but ANY repair to a laptop or phone would cost more than this! The odds are excellent that something will happen to your mobile device, so ...
                        AND the cost of AppleCare from BH is much cheaper than from the Apple store, making it an even better deal.

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                        5.0

                        Worked great

                        By KatieK

                        from Providence, RI

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Install
                        • Easy To Navigate

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                            Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                            Was able to register easily and it worked great.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            The cheapest AppleCare around!

                            By Amber

                            from Saratoga Springs, NY

                            About Me Value Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Quick Easy Registration

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                I definitely recommend AppleCare as an extended warranty plan for your Apple products. It covers all the original parts (and in some cases, accessories and peripherals that you purchase at the same time as your Mac). AppleCare extends the original one-year warranty to three years.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                Great, Reliable Purchase!

                                By Wells

                                from PSU

                                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                I spoke with three different computer wiz's, one being a certified apple technician and all urged this warranty purchase. Don't take the risk, Apple Logic Board's cost $[$]to replace, free with AppleCare. The price is unbeatable, the free shipping was a plus!

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                                5.0

                                A must for any Macbook

                                By Anonymous

                                from Indiana

                                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                MacBooks are a great product, but from firsthand experience any repairs after the warranty has expired are very expensive. I now buy AppleCare for all my MacBooks for the extended coverage and the peace of mind that it anything happened my MacBook will still be covered up to 3 years.

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                                5.0

                                Awesome Deal!

                                By Johnny

                                from Iowa

                                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                Amazing price from B&H for AppleCare that helped out this college student bigtime! Great service/company!

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                                4.0

                                Great price

                                By J130

                                from Savannah

                                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                Really simple and easy customer service

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                                5.0

                                Older delivery method, still works

                                By Calvin

                                from Boston, MA

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install

                                Cons

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                                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                    Apparently Apple stopped doing these boxed protection plans, and moved on to just digital codes or online or whatever. So they were a little confused in the store when I told them I was getting a protection plan in the mail. But it applied without any problems. Great!

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • Mac

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                                    5.0

                                    A must have

                                    By KK

                                    from Chapel Hill, NC

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                                          Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                          AppeCare is always worth the money. I had it with my previous 15" MBP and got some $600 worth of repair/replacement done. And it covers my Airport Extreme too.If buying from B&H or any reseller you are going to need the receipt for registering this with your Mac.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          Cheap and Legitimate!!!

                                          By Amber C.

                                          from Saratoga Springs, NY

                                          Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                          I purchased this for my new MacBook Pro, which I also purchased from B&H. I registered the plan through Apple's website with no issues. It was quick and simple!! I am so glad I found B&H, they ship quickly and really are a top notch retailer!

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                                          5.0

                                          Great fast service.

                                          By kjb

                                          from Ohio

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                                                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                                I am very pleased with this product from B&H. Everything went smoothly registering AppleCare. It was a breeze. Will definitely be a repeat customer.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • Mac

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                                                5.0

                                                Fast delivery, best price found

                                                By Col. Laborator

                                                from western Massachusetts

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Install

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                                                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                                    Product arrived less than two days after the order was placed. Considerably cheaper than ordering directly through Apple.

                                                    • Computer Platform:
                                                    • Mac

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Hope I don't need it but I've got it!

                                                    By JimInAlabama

                                                    from Birmingham, AL

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                                                          Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                                          I rarely buy extended warranties but the Mac I bought this for has an SSD and I don't fully trust it yet, besides it's nice having the Apple phone support.

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Personal
                                                          • Computer Platform:
                                                          • Mac

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