Pro­tect your pur­chase

Your con­sumer rights and in­sur­ance options

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Ap­ple pro­vides its own in­sur­ance pol­icy in the form of Ap­pleCare. It cov­ers your Mac for one year of hard­ware re­pair from Ap­ple or from an au­tho­rized tech­ni­cian, and up to 90 days of un­lim­ited com­pli­men­tary soft­ware sup­port and tech­ni­cal as­sis­tance by phone.

To en­hance the level of sup­port over and above what you re­ceive with Ap­pleCare, you can pur­chase Ap­pleCare+, which in­creases your cov­er­age to three years and adds up to two in­ci­dents of ac­ci­den­tal dam­age (which you don’t get with the stan­dard pol­icy). You also get 24/7 pri­or­ity ac­cess to phone or chat sup­port, so you can solve any prob­lems quickly. Ap­pleCare+ for Mac costs be­tween $99 and $379 (based on the model you choose), and can be bought within 60 days of pur­chase.

When you buy a Mac through Ap­ple, you have up to 14 days from date of pur­chase to re­turn a prod­uct for any rea­son (pro­vided you didn’t cause a prob­lem), so it’s best to have the ex­tra pro­tec­tion af­forded by Ap­pleCare+.

If you’re the sort of per­son who spills their cof­fee over their Mac, get Ap­pleCare+.

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