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Apple Now Have 3 Years Warrenty On All Laptops/Desktops
Apple  Now Have 3 Years Warrenty On All Laptops/Desktops

Apple Now Have 3 Years Warrenty On All Laptops/Desktops

bought via the HE Agreement.
"10.1.1 All Apple-branded desktop and portable computer products shall be subject to a 36 calendar month warranty period commencing from the date of delivery."

taken from their website...
please note the HE Agreement can only be accessed from a University or College Computer

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This has always been this way for as long as I ever remember.

Must be marketing spin or something. It's been like this for the absolute minimum of a year and I'm quite sure a few years as that's as far back as I go with macs. There's someone who works for Apple somewhere on here so I"m sure s/he will clear it up.

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[SIZE=2]to be honest with you i didn't notice it, i've been looking to buy one for the last month, and will buy mine hopefully on monday... it must be a marketing spin then as they are no longer doing the £100 rebates on Ipods[/SIZE]

Well, ill buy a MacBook Pro in June, my last days of Uni lol.

Yeah the £100 promo is over unfortunately. It never used to say in their marketing spiel but it was on the invoice and in the T&C's for the HE store. Maybe it wasn't across the board before and was only with selected universities? As far as I knew from reading on mac forums everyone was getting it though.

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gd_miester

Well, ill buy a MacBook Pro in June, my last days of Uni lol.



lol... i might buy the 24 inch pc in June

altho remember gd_miester... most uni library do allow visitors :thumbsup:

rajpop

lol... i might buy the 24 inch pc in Junealtho remember gd_miester... … lol... i might buy the 24 inch pc in Junealtho remember gd_miester... most uni library do allow visitors :thumbsup:



That is true. Actually, im sure they wont even disable my id card, so i would be aloud in all summer :-D

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[SIZE=2]lol i forget my i.d. alot so have to show my driving licence to get in [/SIZE]

Original Poster

bump hopefully the guy from apple sees this

I've been eyeing the MacBook for quite sometimes now and yes, the three year warranty has been by there for quite sometimes. You'll only see this if you're accessing the Apple HE website.

rajpop

lol... i might buy the 24 inch pc in Junealtho remember gd_miester... … lol... i might buy the 24 inch pc in Junealtho remember gd_miester... most uni library do allow visitors :thumbsup:

But does that mean you don't need an email address at the .ac.uk you're ordering from?

Hey,

Just to clear things up.... I work for Apple in their Higher Education department.

Yes, it is true.... all macs purchased from the Higher Education store autlomatically receives an upgrade to 3 years parts and labor warranty. However, this is not equivalent to the AppleCare that normal customers buy. There are small differences (such as shorter telephone support), but basically if your mac breaks down within those 3 years, and it was a manufacturing fault, then you can bring it into an apple shop or service centre and get it repaired/replaced for free.

There is a special EMEA "uplift" which costs around £58 which is only available through the HE store. This basically gives you the exact same coverage as the AppleCare.

So now there is even more reason for students to buy macs:
15-20% discount, free upgrade to 3 years warranty (I reckon that's worth about £150-200), and a special educational iMac model that only costs a tad bit over £500.

See my other threads for some more info about the HE store from Apple.

Hey boonkoh! When did this 3 year warranty start and why is Apple promoting it as if it's a new thing? I know it's definitely been around for a while. Did something change with it?

Oh and tenex/rajpop - the discount at the HE store is for students at that institution. Trying to get around this is fraud and somewhat like people who try to scam Young Person railcards etc.

Admin

Oh and tenex/rajpop - the discount at the HE store is for students at … Oh and tenex/rajpop - the discount at the HE store is for students at that institution. Trying to get around this is fraud and somewhat like people who try to scam Young Person railcards etc.

You're imputing something I wasn't proposing, merely pointing out that being on an ac.uk network wouldn't be enough. You should be more circumspect of accusations of fraud.

Tenex, read over what I wrote, I didn't accuse anyone of anything, I'm simply making a point before conversation travels any further down that path. If you are not an HE student it is fraud to attempt to deceive Apple into providing a laptop under their HE plan, end of story. I don't see any reason why I should be cautious about calling that fraudulent.

Had it been a general comment in the thread I'd accept that. But as you've named two posters, one being me, your statement is unconvincing.

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Admin... sorry for that mate.... i was just joking around, although i must admit i got the idea from having seen it being done at my uni by a member of public.
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