Did You Buy AppleCare for Your iPad?
This week I’ve thought a lot about the value there is in buying AppleCare for new Apple products. I bought it for my first ever MacBook, but never actually used it, and have never really bothered with it since.
Perhaps it’s because I’ve been fortunate not to have any massive problems, or perhaps it’s because any issues I have had have been dealt with without it (often for free), but AppleCare has never seemed worth it. With no moving parts and the generally robust nature of the iPad’s hardware, it certainly didn’t cross my mind as an option for my iPad.
Any serious issues would surely crop up in your first year of use, and be covered by the 1 year limited warranty. In most cases further issues would most likely be caused by mistreatment (giving your iPad an accidental bath etc.) and not be covered anyway.
Do you have AppleCare for your iPad? How do you feel about the value you are getting for your money? Is the peace of mind worth the additional up-front cost?