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AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac (NEWEST VERSION)

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List Price: $169.00
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  • The AppleCare Protection Plan gives you direct, one-stop access to Apple?s award-winning telephone technical support for questions about Apple hardware, Mac OS X, iLife, and iWork.
  • With the AppleCare Protection Plan, you can extend your service coverage to three years from the computer's purchase date.
  • You can call Apple's award-winning technical support experts as often as you like and get your questions answered.
  • Global repair coverage for your Mac ? both parts and labor ? through convenient service options.
  • The AppleCare Protection Plan can be purchased only while your Mac is still covered under the standard one-year limited warranty.
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.3 x 5.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004R6J2KW
  • Item model number: MD006LL/A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 8, 2011

Product Description

Product Description

Overview Service and support from the people who know your Mac best. Every Mac comes with complimentary telephone technical support for 90 days from your Mac purchase and a one-year limited warranty. With the AppleCare Protection Plan, you can extend your service coverage to three years from the computer's purchase date. You can call Apple's award-winning technical support experts as often as you like and get your questions answered. And if you need repair service, we offer convenient service options around the world. iMac - AppleCare Protection Plan For up to three years from your computer’s original purchase date, the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you direct, one-stop access to Apple’s award-winning telephone technical support for questions about Apple hardware, Mac OS X, iLife, and iWork. And you get global repair coverage for your Mac — both parts and labor — through convenient service options. What's in the Box Getting started guide Terms and conditions Important Note The AppleCare Protection Plan can be purchased only while your Mac is still covered under the standard one-year limited warranty.

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Because Apple makes the hardware, the operating system, and many applications, the Mac is a truly integrated system. And only the AppleCare Protection Plan gives you one-stop service and support from Apple experts, so most issues can be resolved in a single call. Extend the complimentary service and support on your Mac to three years from the original Mac purchase date with the AppleCare Protection Plan. You get direct telephone access to Apple experts for technical questions, and you get global repair coverage--including both parts and labor--for your Mac and select Apple peripherals.

This version of AppleCare covers purchases of the Apple iMac desktop computer.

AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac timeline

 

AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac Apple iMac
One stop for technical support
  • Direct access to Apple experts
  • Global repair coverage (may be subject to certain restrictions)
  • Onsite repair for Mac desktop computers: Request that a technician come to your work site (availability depends on the location of the Apple Authorized Service Provider; Apple may also request that the customer replace components with readily installable parts)
  • Carry-in repair: Take your Mac to an Apple Retail Store or other Apple Authorized Service Provider
Apple hardware coverage
  • Your Mac computer
  • Included accessories such as the power adapter
  • Apple memory (RAM)
  • AirPort Express Base Station, AirPort Extreme Base Station, or Time Capsule (must be purchased up to two years before your Mac purchase or during the term of your AppleCare Protection Plan coverage)
  • Apple display purchased with your Mac
Software support included
  • Using Mac OS X*
  • Quick how-to questions about iLife and iWork
  • Connecting to printers and AirPort networks

AppleCare Protection Plan (APP) Sales into the State of Florida
Resellers are not permitted to sell the AppleCare Protection to consumers in the State of Florida. Consumers resident in Florida may purchase the APP from Apple directly through the Apple Retail Stores or the Apple Online Store (store.apple.com).

** For Mac computers preconfigured with Mac OS X Server, the AppleCare Protection Plan covers server administration and network management issues using the graphical user interface of Mac OS X Server. For advanced server operation and integration issues, purchase Mac OS X Server Software Support.

Customer Reviews

Haven't used it yet, but thats a good thing.
Zach Zillig
I highly recommend this Apple Care Protection Plan for the iMac, it is worth every penny for the peace of mind that it gives you.
Book Lover
The technicians are all very knowledgeable, friendly and speak English.
Helen Metzka

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

88 of 92 people found the following review helpful By David C. Franklin on April 3, 2011
AppleCare Warranty Service is as good as GOLD!

In the last 2 months, my 3-year old 24" iMac started developing some minor problems (the computer never stopped working, but it had some display issues, some failed sensors, and some fan problems.) The Apple tech that looked at my iMac ran a 15 hour diagnostic test and determined that the logic board, the display, AND the graphics card should all be replaced in order to ensure reliability, but recommended that instead of getting it repaired (which would have been fully covered by the warranty) that I try to seek an "advanced replacement" computer from Apple. I called Customer Relations at AppleCare, and 2 days later (with only 5 days left on the 3 year warranty) Apple decided that instead of repairing my 3 year old 24" iMac, they were going to replace it with a brand new 27" iMac, at no cost to me!!! I just got my new computer 2 days ago! It is AWESOME! Try getting that kind of warranty service from Dell!

The best part is that the new computer they sent me comes with a brand new warranty, just like a newly purchased iMac would! (It comes with 1 year, but I can upgrade the warranty to 3 years by buying this item from Amazon) It really paid off to have the 3-year warranty on my last computer, so you can bet I will be buying the 3-year warranty again on this new one they sent me!
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Because a leading consumer magazine once wrote that one of the few extended warranties worth purchasing was for a computer, I decided to take the plunge when I purchased my new iMac. After all, it covers unlimited tech phone calls and visits to my local Genius Bar for the next three years. Considering that I had some issues with an older Mac Mini that the Apple Tech staff had to assist me with, I knew that this was worth it.

If you buy AppleCare directly from Apple at the time you purchase your computer, you will be automatically registered. But what about those of us who buy elsewhere -- in my case, at Amazon? Registration is easy as long as you have an internet connection; otherwise, you have to go through the hassle of mail and FAX. The protection plan comes in a small box that contains nothing but paperwork, with directions to go to the Apple site to activate it or, without internet, how to do it by snail mail or FAX. Most people will want to use it right away, especially if they run into issues with set up, so you might want to think twice or three times if you can't go online.

As a longtime Mac User, I didn't think that I'd use it right away; however, I had a question this morning. The Express Service called me back, and I was speaking to a Tech Support Staff member within 3 minutes. He not only answered my question, but he proceeded to help me solve a related problem with an external hard drive. There's a reason Apple is known for having some of the best support.

My only beef with Apple Care is that the normal warranty/tech help period is 90 days, with one phone call per day allowed during that time. They seem to push you toward getting AppleCare, especially if you're new to the Mac environment. Note: AppleCare is different from "One-to-One" which is a service available only at the Apple Store and which helps you not only set up your Mac but use it.

-- Debbie Lee Wesselmann
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Bobby Earle on May 6, 2011
... and sometimes I have the warranty and sometimes I don't. Every time I don't have the warranty, I regret it. Apple is so amazing about replacing things -- they don't fight you on it ever. You have a problem, you take your computer in, and they fix it. It's always that simple.

My favorite part is that I don't have to search for the warranty paperwork every time I have to bring a computer in. It's just on their file.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 8, 2011
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I purchased this Apple Care for my iMac computer cheaper through Amazon then directly through Apple. It's the same thing, there is no reason to buy it from apple. The only thing you need to worry about is to purchase the correct version for your computer/product. I read the product description saying "For iMac (Newest Version)". I had just purchased the newest model so this had to be the correct version of apple care. If you're buying for an older model iMac or other product make sure the apple care will work for it. Really easy to get Apple Care registered and the best part is that for the computer, Apple Care does not have to be purchased on the same day as you purchase your computer.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By I. Clements on May 6, 2012
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Yes it may seem like a lot but think about it. You just plonked down over $1000 for an iMac and for another $150 or so you protect it for 3 years and get 24/7 tech support.

Every time I've migrated to a new Mac I've encountered software compatibility issues and settings/preference issues somewhere during the first few months. The Apple support is one of the best and well worth the price alone.

My last iMac started having video issues about 2.5 years after I got it. Applecare in hand. No problem. Fixed in about a week and is still running in my daughter's room now I have my sexy new 27 inch one.

And don't get suckered into thinking the "retail" electronics store "dork" squad is a better deal. On my iMac it was about $60 more expensive than Apple care for only 2 years service and only gave limited hardware support at that. Your mac fails they'll try to fix it or get you a refurb replacement. Apple service goes the extra mile and you get 3 years of tech support to boot. The retail store can't match that. No contest.

Usually I would not recommend extended warranties for most things but every Mac I've had I've gotten Applecare for and I can confidently say I've gotten my money's worth each time.
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