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AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook, MacBook Air, 13" MacBook Pro & 13.3" MacBook Pro with Retina Display
 
4.8

(based on 374 reviews)

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    (328)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (192)
  • Useful features (94)
  • Easy to navigate (89)
  • Good power output (44)
  • Manages software collaboration well (42)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Educational purposes (42)
  • Multimedia (35)
  • Graphics & publishing (24)
  • Peace of mind (5)
  • Warranty (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (198), Budget shopper (124)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (270), Business (58)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (237)

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

Best price same product

By Logan

from Montana

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

This is the best price on AppleCare I have found and it is the same thing Apple sells. Just need to manually enter the key on Apple's website when you receive it, super easy.

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5.0

Excellent

By Vince

from Philadelphia

About Me Quality Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Navigate
  • Manages Software Collaboration Well
  • Powerful
  • Useful Features

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Fast, easy, quick delivery. Highly recommended

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

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      5.0

      Extra protection

      By macer

      from ct

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Navigate
      • Useful Features

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Have used before for other products and have always been treated well.

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

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          5.0

          A necessity for any Apple laptop

          By Jum Kyori

          from Ventura CA

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              You'd be crazy not to buy AppleCare for an Apple laptop! And why pay more than you have to? B&H always has about the best price, and you know you can trust them.

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

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              5.0

              Peace of mind

              By ypwd

              from Pasadena, CA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

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              • 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:

                  Registered. Worry free for 3 years.

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

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                  5.0

                  Cheaper & Easy

                  By Super Sher

                  from Denver, CO

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  This was $[$]cheaper than at Apple itself. Took about 5 minutes to register and done. Super easy & quick. Very happy.

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                  4.0

                  Easy

                  By Sandeep

                  from IL

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

                  It was easy ordering AppleCare on B&H. Delivery happened within 2-3 days. While the online registration didn't work, calling the Apple Phone support was hassle free.

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                  5.0

                  Worked on my Late-2013 MacBook Pro 13"

                  By Praveen

                  from Charlotte,NC

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

                        Worked on my Late-2013 MacBook Pro 13" Retina display. I had to call apple care since my purchase date was not reflecting in their system. (I purchased the laptop from @).

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

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                        5.0

                        In my opinion quite necessary for laptop

                        By Gian

                        from New Jersey

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Peace Of Mind

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            Now a days with computers becoming more and more thinner, components are soldered onto the motherboard. So when things break it could mean swapping out an entire motherboard which could be expensive. Applecare is a great safety net.

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

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                            4.0

                            A little bit complicate

                            By Tailes

                            from Ithaca, NY

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

                                  The essential thing is a serial number. You need to register it online, but before that you need to upload your proof of purchase (invoice/receipt). I failed at the first time for uploading a pdf file as it told me it was not a pdf file (I am pretty sure it is). I tried exporting the receipt as pdf on bhphoto website. This time it worked. 12 hours after submission of the proof, I could finally register AppleCare.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Apple Care Warranty Discount & Delivery

                                  By D.

                                  from Ann Arbor, Michigan

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

                                        Product was shipped quickly and at about a $70 discount from what Apple was offering.

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

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                                        5.0

                                        Exactly as advertised

                                        By Julia

                                        from New Hampshire

                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Install

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

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

                                            No tricks here - this is just what I wanted and B&H Photo made it very easy to figure out what AppleCare I needed for my product. To make it all the better it's a great price. Great value!

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

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                                            4.0

                                            bought for MacBook Air 13

                                            By bgpixelman

                                            from Lexington, KY

                                            About Me Quality Oriented

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                                            Pros

                                            • Useful Features

                                            Cons

                                            • Wish It Was Cheaper

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              I always buy this for machines that leave the studio on a regular basis.

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

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                                              5.0

                                              Great Product From B&H

                                              By Matt

                                              from Louisville, KY

                                              About Me Quality Oriented

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Install
                                              • Easy To Navigate
                                              • Powerful

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  I purchased this at a lower price from B&H since I am a student and need to save any money I can. B&H is an authorized retailer of Apple products so I felt confident in buying. I called the store to verify a few specifics about the buying process and they were extremely helpful. The product was shipped the same day I purchased which was amazing and I would recommend this product and B&H to anyone. Apple accepted my information and my computer was protected for 3 more years in under 5 minutes. That was the best part.

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

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Why AppleCare

                                                  By render_wood

                                                  from NY

                                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Install
                                                  • Easy To Navigate

                                                  Cons

                                                    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:

                                                    It's pretty obvious that most of users can't fix the retina MacBook Pro on their own. It's too locked down. The other ting is AppleCare on laptops will pay for its self in the first repair. If anything breaks or malfunctions, it's going to cost a whole LOT more.

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

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                                                    4.0

                                                    easy to reg but why ship a number?

                                                    By charibancho

                                                    from Tokyo, Japan

                                                    Verified Buyer

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

                                                          When I finally got the number it took 2 mins to register the Applecare, great! But...why waste the packing, time and resources to ship a piece of paper with a number on it? Of course this largely down to Apple but it'd be useful big resellers like B&H put pressure on Apple to allow them just sell numbers from a database or at least open the box and just give you the number.

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

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Easy registration

                                                          By Geek

                                                          from Mount Juliet, TN

                                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy To Install

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

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

                                                              Received the package in only a few days. Registered online with no issue. It only took a few minutes. The price was much better than buying from the @.

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

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                                                              5.0

                                                              Good price

                                                              By Sherri

                                                              from Oklahoma City

                                                              About Me Quality Oriented

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Easy To Install

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

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

                                                                  I purchased the Applecare warranty after buying a Macbook Pro Retina from B&H. Their price is less than buying from @ directly. I am very happy with all my dealings with B&H!

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

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                                                                  5.0

                                                                  best price found

                                                                  By pibirder

                                                                  from texas

                                                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Easy To Install

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                                      I always get Applecare

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

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                                                                      5.0

                                                                      Worth it for the peace of mind

                                                                      By Mac user

                                                                      from San Francisco, CA

                                                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Easy To Install
                                                                      • Useful Features

                                                                      Cons

                                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                                          MacBooks last a long time, but it isn't worth paying up to $755 (the standard fee for any issues outside of warranty) to get a 2+ year old computer fixed.

                                                                          I've only ever had good experiences with Apple support so it was a pretty easy decision when I got a new Mac. AppleCare is regularly rated to be the best support product out there, and to me it's worth it for peace of mind that if your hard drive/keyboard/whatever has any issues, Apple will sort it out.

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

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