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AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" 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 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" 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 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" 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 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" 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. It also covers an Apple Cinema Display if it is purchased on the same receipt as your computer.
AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" 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 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display
     
    4.8

    (based on 366 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (316)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to install (167)
    • Useful features (90)
    • Easy to navigate (60)
    • Good power output (43)
    • Manages software collaboration well (21)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Educational purposes (33)
    • Multimedia (31)
    • Graphics & publishing (28)
    • Extended warranty (3)
    • Home (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (199), Budget shopper (114)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (243), Business (90)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (253)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent coverave, worth every penny

    If it were desktop computer, I would probably not purchase an extended warranty, but for notebook computers, iPod Touch, flat screen display, I wouldn't hesitate to buy this extended coverage, especially when...Read complete review

    If it were desktop computer, I would probably not purchase an extended warranty, but for notebook computers, iPod Touch, flat screen display, I wouldn't hesitate to buy this extended coverage, especially when it's 30% cheaper than MSRP. what bargain!

    I have owned several PowerBooks/iBooks and have purchased applecare for all of them (in comparison, haven't bought AppleCare for desktop). If you have even one repair on one of these things out of warranty, you will make up your purchase price. and for items that have little ventilation/heat sinking capabilities (laptops, iPod Touch, etc), risk of something going bad within 3years is pretty high. I have had to get my Powerbook repaired three times (bad optical drive, bad keyboard buttons, etc), iBook once (case cracking, dead HDD), iPod Touch twice due to bad battery life and intermittent power, and the display repaired (power mangement unit died). Every time either Apple would repair it, or replace the unit with either new or refurbished unit, no questions asked (unless there is obvious signs of abuse). You can take it to any Apple Store, or call their 1800 number and have them send you a shipping box. Turn around is typically 3-4 days (!!) from the time you call them and have your part back in your hands.

    Included in the hardware warranty is if you have any Apple OS issues or Apple software install/operation issues during the warranty period, you can get free service via phone to help you fix the problem. Best service ever.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    just in case?

    I now have 3 fairly new apple products and thought I'd better get it t if I need help on something one day. So far I've been able take care of questions on my...Read complete review

    I now have 3 fairly new apple products and thought I'd better get it t if I need help on something one day. So far I've been able take care of questions on my own. I think that for a laptop you might need more help than with the other products. It's a good three years and BH takes out a bit of the sting with their better price.

    Lower price w/o tax rocks

    Will I ever use it.....?

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    5.0

    Don't pay Apple's prices

    By gnome

    from colorado

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Configure

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

        Don't pay [@]'s prices. Same product advertised on [@]'s site was $ bucks more. Just double check the model numbers and be sure you're getting the thing.

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        • Personal

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        5.0

        Piece of mind

        By prophotocaz

        from Philly

        Verified Buyer

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          Cons

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              Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

              Bought my current macbook on @, it was still under the 1 year warranty so I decided to buy applecare to extend it for two more years. B&H sold it to me for $ off of retail prices....win win!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Cheaper than at the Apple Store

              By WA Starbuck

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Macophile

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Original Manufacturer

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Extended Warranty

                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                Everyone needs AppleCare. It's just the price some times. B&H makes the purchase affordable - even if you don't buy your Mac through their store.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                What you see is what you get!

                By Scott

                from Upper Darby, PA

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • 2 Year Extended Warranty And Support
                • Easy Online Registration

                Cons

                • Warranty Might Be Left Unused

                Best Uses

                • Extend Warranty And Support

                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                Great price, authentic product, quick delivery! Easy AppleCare registration to extend warranty and support for 2 more years after original warranty.

                Once the Mac (serial number) is registered, the box can be disregarded as warranty coverage and information is saved online and is not required when service/support is needed.

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                • Personal

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                5.0

                Cheaper than Apple! Same Product!

                By Media Mark

                from Harrisonburg, VA

                About Me Multimedia Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Configure

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                    It was great to find this from B&H, and to find that it was cheaper!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Cheap!

                    By Tantlusking01

                    from Honolulu,Hawaii

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

                      Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                      Cheaper than buying from [@]!Great thank you.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      it was a very good deal

                      By Amjad

                      from Dublin, CA

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                          got a very good deal here, even with employee discount was not able to get the same price. I couldnt think twice so I placed the order and today I activated it, it was very easy and straight forward

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

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                          5.0

                          It's AppleCare

                          By Marc

                          from Brooklyn, NY

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Does It
                          • Easy To Install

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • All

                          Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                          Important to have for a laptop. Great that it's discounted at B&H.

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

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                          5.0

                          Perfect

                          By Ben

                          from London, UK

                          About Me Value Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

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                                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                Great value and does exactly what it says on the tin

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

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                                5.0

                                Great value when ordered from B & H

                                By Larry

                                from Hardy, VA

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Saves A Lot Of Frustratio

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Educational Purposes

                                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                Everyone has their own opinion regarding extended warranties. Mine is this one is totally worth the cost just to have access to the Apple support techs. Given this is an Apple product, I expect not to have any problems with the computer hardware, (one never knows though); but as new MAC users my wife and I have LOTS of questions regarding the applications. The techs could not be more friendly, nor more helpful and we have called them a bunch of times. And, they are all located right here in the US!

                                I am also very pleased with B & H. Extensive product selection, great prices, and wonderful service. I couldn't be happier with the whole experience!!

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                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                5.0

                                Great support for cheap

                                By Yee

                                from Lynchburg, VA

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Cheap

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home

                                  Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                  I like that B&H offers the same protection for my Mac at a much lower cost compared to getting it from Apple.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Best Deal for AppleCare

                                  By TD

                                  from Augusta, GA

                                  About Me Value Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Install

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                      Best deal anywhere for AppleCare! Received the product in timely manner, activated it via internet, laptop covered. So simple and trouble-free.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Great price. Fast Delivery.

                                      By Joe

                                      from Nashville

                                      Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                      This was the best value I could find. Registering the applecare protection plan was easy once it arrived. I registered online through the apple website. Got a confirmation email the same day. I highly recommend B&H Photo to anyone looking for the best price and value. I've never been disappointed.

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                                      4.0

                                      Insurance for your MAC

                                      By Leslie T

                                      from Sammamish, WA

                                      About Me Value Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Useful Features

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                          I usually go with SquareTrade for extended protection plans, but B&H's price on AppleCare was just too good.

                                          Being able to take it to a local Mac Store is also a really big plus

                                          Hard to give it 5 starts without having to get the computer repaired and test that (but I hear good things).

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

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                                          5.0

                                          Amazing price for AppleCare!

                                          By VPhoto

                                          from Seattle WA

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

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                                                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                                AppleCare is a great thing to have on any new Mac item, and I love that you can buy it hear for even cheaper than you can buy it from Apple directly.

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

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                                                5.0

                                                Convenience & Works Like It Should

                                                By Y2K

                                                from California

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                                                      Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                                      Great product especially for the price I got from B&H. You do everything online and you get your confirmation almost immediately.

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

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                                                      5.0

                                                      AppleCare MBP Retina Best Price No Doubt

                                                      By fjp999

                                                      from Sharon, PA

                                                      About Me Value Oriented

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Fast shipping
                                                      • No-issue Registration

                                                      Cons

                                                      • None

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                                        As suggested by many many many other Mac buyers - BH IS THE RETAILER for your extended warranties!

                                                        Ordered on Monday & received on Wednesday! Registered with Apple that day - Smooth As Silk! Requested Apple to snail mail my Certificate and received that about five days later.

                                                        Could not have gone any better.

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                                                        • Personal
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                                                        • Mac

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                                                        5.0

                                                        SAME PROTECTION AS BUYING FROM APPLE

                                                        By Eric

                                                        from Conway, AR

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                                                              Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                                              I got this for a late 2013 Macbook Pro with a 15" Retina Display and I am NOW COVERED BY APPLE CARE! This is the same protection you would get from Apple except it is $[$] cheaper! BUY IT NOW!

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                                                              • Mac

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                                                              5.0

                                                              Worked as advertised, fast shipping

                                                              By Adam

                                                              from Seattle, WA

                                                              About Me Quality Oriented

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Easy To Navigate

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                                                  Bought AppleCare for a Mid-2012 MBP Retina 15" so I could extend my warranty by two years. Package came promptly and well sealed. Worked great through Apple's site. Best price I could find online.

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

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                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Best AppleCare Option Hands Down!

                                                                  By AdamZ

                                                                  from San Diego, CA

                                                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Easy To Install

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                    • Extended Warranty Repairs

                                                                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for 15" & 17" MacBook Pro & 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display:

                                                                    I've been building and maintaining my home computers, laptops for the past two decades and little did i know when I got my first MacBook Pro Retina 15". As soon as I received it I realized that fixing anything HW related on that machine was slightly beyond the DIY electronics enthusiast capabilities. My suspicions were reaffirmed right away when I encountered "LCD image retention" issue and I had Apple store replace entire flip on my 2 months old MacBook. I started shopping for the AppleCare Protection Plan right away and learned pretty quickly that it's a much more cost effective option to buy it outside of the Apple store. B&H Photo Video came to the rescue. Not only they offered free shipment/tax option, but the product equates in its quality and reliability anything that you would get straight from Apple, i.e. sealed retail box, instructions etc. Activating the plan was a breeze and now I have a peace of mind for another 2.5 years. Highly recommended purchase!

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                                                                    • Personal
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                                                                    • Mac

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