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AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac
 
4.9

(based on 188 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (160)
  • Good coverage (132)
  • Quick response (93)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • High-end products (106)
    • Everyday products (60)
    • Portable electronics (38)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (119), Budget shopper (54)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (133), Business (44)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (149), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Must-Have For Any Mac

    I recently bought a used iMac and it was still under it's 1-year warranty, so I opted for the extra protection of AppleCare. This is the second iMac I have owned.Read complete review

    I recently bought a used iMac and it was still under it's 1-year warranty, so I opted for the extra protection of AppleCare. This is the second iMac I have owned.

    The first was an iMac G5. First off, this was a great computer and I used it A LOT the first three years while doing freelance design work while in school. In that time, which was thankfully covered by AppleCare, I had the power supply unit replaced, the SuperDrive go bad, and then a hard drive die. AppleCare made the replacements and repairs quick and easy.

    I used it for nearly 6 years before it finally died on me (the dreaded G5 bulging capacitors, eek!), and had to wait several months before I could afford another.

    Knowing no computer is invincible, I get AppleCare just in case. It covers such a range of hardware troubles that the extra cash is worth the time and money saved in the event of problems. Not only is it a good value, but the AppleCare reps are friendly and helpful.

    Don't skimp on this -- buy it straight away when you get a new Mac. Even if you get a used Mac and it is still in it's first year, it is eligible for AppleCare, so don't leave B&H without it in your cart.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Going to come in handy

    When I finally go on a rage spree because I can't send files larger than 32 gigabytes from my Mac to my Windows environment, this service plan is going to be really helpful in...Read complete review

    When I finally go on a rage spree because I can't send files larger than 32 gigabytes from my Mac to my Windows environment, this service plan is going to be really helpful in repairing the machine.

    Unless that's not covered, it comes on a disk, I haven't read it.

    Reviewed by 188 customers

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    5.0

    Exactly what they say it is...

    By Leslie in the Office

    from Boulder, CO

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

        I love B&H for the AppleCare Protection Plan! It's the same thing Apple sells in their store for a lot more money. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        great ..

        By roshan

        from reaford.nc

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Coverage
        • Good Value
        • Quick Response

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Products
          • High-End Products

          Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

          great price in the net. fast shipping

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great Product at a Great Price

          By TheAppleConvert

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Solid Company Coverage

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

              Missed adding AppleCare to a Mac Mini by 10 days, so I say "Don't Delay add AppleCare Today!"

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              AppleCare for iMac

              By Greg

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Coverage
              • Good Value
              • Quick Response

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High-End Products
                • Portable Electronics

                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                I've bought AppleCare for every Apple product I've owned since the late 1980s. I've had to use it several times over the years and once Apple determines they aren't being ripped off it's better than gold (unless it's a lot of gold).

                AppleCare has saved me thousands of dollars.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Peace of mind.

                By MrOt69

                from Hopewell, virginia

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • High-End Products

                  Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                  Bought the warranty for peace of mind for my iMac. The price is right for a 2 year extended warranty.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Recommnended

                  By Lip

                  from Nh

                  Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                  Peace of mind is worth very penny! Highly recommend

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                  5.0

                  Great Protection for my Apple IMac!

                  By Peggy

                  from San Luis Obispo, Ca.

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Coverage
                  • Good Value
                  • Quick Response

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • High-End Products

                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                    If I have had any problems or questions with my Apple Computer help is just a phone call away. The Apple representatives have been courteous and informative. I never feel "foolish" about any questions that I might have.
                    I highly recommend the Applecare Protection Plan.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    The Real Deal at a Real Steal

                    By Prometheus

                    from New England

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Coverage
                    • Good Value
                    • Quick Response

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Products
                    • High-End Products

                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                    Best Warranty in the business at a discount

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Needed it -

                    By dlm

                    from Minneapolis, MN

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                    • Big Investment

                    Best Uses

                    • High-End Products

                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                    Tried to print copy of contract written in blue type - WHY? Black prints but blue you can hardly see words - I hope you are smart enough to fix this.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Price, Fast Shipping, Perfect!

                    By Dave

                    from Bend,OR

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Packaged Well
                    • Quick Response

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Apple Warranty Extention

                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                    Great price on this AppleCare Protection Plan makes purchasing it from B&H a no brainer! No problems with getting plan up and running. Thanks for a great price and fash shipping B&H!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Apple Care for iMac

                    By Ed

                    from Williamsport, Pa.

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Coverage
                    • Good Value
                    • Quick Response

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                        Already used it., and found wonderful customer service.Easy to install.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        A good option...............

                        By Jimbo

                        from Martinez, CA

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adds 3 Years Of Tech Supp
                        • Good Coverage
                        • Good Value
                        • Quick Response

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday Products
                        • High-End Products

                        Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                        I always buy AppleCare for my Apple products - it extends the warranty and tech support period and to me has always been worth it. If you have one little hardware problems these days it's very expensive to get it repaired!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great Safety Net

                        By Benjamin

                        from Los Angeles

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Coverage
                        • Good Value
                        • Quick Response

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • High-End Products

                          Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                          AppleCare is great. I was on edge back when I had a MacBook but by the end of my two years (after first year) it definitely paid for itself when I had repairs done. As much as I'm hoping nothing happens to my new iMac, it's nice to know I can rely on Apple!

                          The price on BHPHOTO was the best! Thanks!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          I never buy a mac without this.

                          By Stu M.

                          from Harrisburg, PA

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Value
                          • Quick Response

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • High-End Products

                            Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                            I have purchased many macs over the years, and never forgo AppleCare. If just one thing goes wrong with the computer, it pays for itself. The customer service is excellent, and if they cannot fix the problem, they replace the computer.
                            It's a no-brainer in my estimation.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Applecare

                            By N38139

                            from Tennessee

                            About Me Value Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                                Extends warranty

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Must have for iMac, MacBook owners

                                By SweetPete

                                from Columbus, OH

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Coverage
                                • Good Value
                                • Quick Response

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • High-End Products

                                  Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                                  This is a must-have purchase for iMac and MacBook owners. If you've ever had to pay out-of-pocket to have your iMac or MacBook repaired, then you know the pain. This is the ONLY extended warranty I ever buy!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great price from B&H!

                                  By jaydee

                                  from San Diego, CA.

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Coverage
                                  • Good Value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • High-End Products
                                    • Portable Electronics

                                    Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                                    I haven't needed to use it for the iMac yet, but for other products the service has been excellent and very professional.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    Apple Care no problem

                                    By JoeT from Reading PA

                                    from Reading PA

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Coverage
                                    • Good Value
                                    • Quick Response

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • High-End Products

                                      Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                                      It was made for my iMac, register it and did what it's supposed to do

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Value!

                                      By David

                                      from Charleston, SC

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Coverage
                                      • Good Value

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday Products
                                        • High-End Products

                                        Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                                        Getting Apple Care with a new Apple computer from B&H is a great value! Even though Apple products are extremely well built and reliable, electronics fail and when they do you will be glad you purchased Apple Care!

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

                                        By Carl

                                        from Wichita, KS

                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac:

                                              I highly recommend purchasing this product if you are buying a new, just released, model. You never know what bugs might show up after a year or so. Especially recommended on the new iMacs since they have to be completely disassembled to get to the hard drive if it craps out on you. I understand that the screen has to be "unglued" to get inside. Apple did away with the magnet type used on earlier models.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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