Ipad (1,2,3) Applecare 43% discount, £39 instead of £69 @ moneysupermarket (Central Mobile Distribution)
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Ipad (1,2,3) Applecare 43% discount, £39 instead of £69 @ moneysupermarket (Central Mobile Distribution)

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Found 18th Apr 2012
I've been holding out buying applecare for a while, but decided I'd get it, as it's this cheap, This is more than worth purchasing if you are nearing 12 months from purchase, as it can provide peace of mind.
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Try reading again (does not include ipad?)meaning is obvious
deal totally contradicts itself (for ipad .. not for ipad)

cold
This is ipad cover. Does not include ipad means that you will not receive a ipad
Deal does NOT include iPad

in the terms, so cold I'm afraid
It means you don't get an actual physical iPad with it, just the cover. The cover is the iPad Applecare plan, so of course it will cover the iPad.
Can't believe people don't understand what this is - if you don't have an iPad then don't bother commenting, if you do you'll know this is a very good value deal and great support for your expensive iPad.

Cheers OP, i must remember not to automatically delete all of these emails...
Due to the recent proceedings with EU court vs Apple, you are, as a customer, entitled to default 2-year warranty for any apple product you have purchased.

Any apple care that is advertised for you as "2nd year cover" is basically a scam (even on their website, they write *in some countries you might be entitled to longer warranty periods" <- not exact wording).

Do not buy...

Due to the recent proceedings with EU court vs Apple, you are, as a … Due to the recent proceedings with EU court vs Apple, you are, as a customer, entitled to default 2-year warranty for any apple product you have purchased.Any apple care that is advertised for you as "2nd year cover" is basically a scam (even on their website, they write *in some countries you might be entitled to longer warranty periods" <- not exact wording).



Even under legislation the cover provided might be limited, or certainly not quick - for the sake of just over £3 a month for that 2nd year, i won't take that risk.
A couple of things that people should be aware of with this. The ipad applecare only gives you an additional 12 months cover on top of the standard 12 months you get from apple. Most apple care gives you 2 extra years but the ipad and iphone plans do not. It must also be registered while within the 12 month standard apple cover so if your ipad is 13 months old you cannot get this. It also does not cover accidental damage so it is just for hardware faults (that should really be covered by the sale of goods act, but that is a different story).

In the end i decided against it when it was half price at comet because of the above limitations + the very low failure rate of ipads in general. It may be a different story with the ipad 3 because the extra heat may reduce the operating life of the components.
Any apple cover is limited... That is the nature of warranty on tech products (since the customer has to prove that he did not damage the device, rather than the manufacturer to prove that it was the customer).

Apple warranty = mandated warranty. The only extra thing you might be getting would be phone support? (if it is included into this pack). And for 40/year its definitely not worth it.

Also, not quick? Just go to apple store and give them your product, how quickly it happens after that is identical to apple or non apple care (I doubt they will especially design delays to non-apple care products, unless this gets way too popular).

Save your money and buy an extra screen protector, or a screen wipe, or 40 music tracks on itunes...
I believe that applecare+ is a USA only service that covers accidental damage so you may want to change the deal picture as it is misleading.
For £3 a month this is well worth it. Apple staff were amazing when it came to repairing my iPhone, the peace of mind alone it worth the cost. I'd been considering the cover at full price, at this discount I'm buying it now.
Apple and care is not quite so symbiotic when they can simply show they do care by offering a 24 months warranty like the top phone tech companies do.
Damn, I just spent my last £39 on volcano insurance!

Wouldnt bother with this. Your household insurance probably covers accidental damage with a £50 excess. Mine does, new for old. Chances are I wont have to spend a penny. Ill risk it and hold in to my £40 for spontaneous combustion insurance

Wouldnt bother with this. Your household insurance probably covers … Wouldnt bother with this. Your household insurance probably covers accidental damage with a £50 excess. Mine does, new for old. Chances are I wont have to spend a penny. Ill risk it and hold in to my £40 for spontaneous combustion insurance



All very well... I work in this industry as yo umight guess with my name - i have a client make a claim on his iPad for £70 of repairs, and his home insurance has gone up by £400 for next year. Would have paid out on the Applecare as it wasn't an accidental issue.

Whilst you need good insurance, don't rely upon it for making small claims, as the knock on price increases are not worth stomaching!! For the price of less than most excesses on Home Insurance Policies, be insured!
georgecat

But everyone knows that within 3 minutes the latest Apple product is … But everyone knows that within 3 minutes the latest Apple product is utterly useless and a joke and a brick and it's time to purchase their next amazing product which within a further 3 minutes is utterly useless and a joke and a brick. Plus all Apple products are indestructible and forged from God's number 2s so why on earth would they need a warranty?!



What the hell are you talking about? The product cycle for ipad is 1 year just like it is for virtually all tech companies. Maybe you would recommend the Asus Transformer Prime, hang on, that has just been replaced by the infinity within 6 months. What about the samsung tab 10.1, or is it the note 10.1? There is a rumour that samsung is stopping production of the 10.1 in order to put a quad core chip in it so that will make even the latest generation out of date! My knowledge of android tabs is not the best but I would say that they are certainly no better than apple.

I think I will stick to my ipad2 and samsung galaxy s2 as I firmly believe that they are the best tablet (ipad 3 is not worth the upgrade) and phone available. Don't be an apple hater for the sake of it. They may be overpriced and the people who work in the store and the people who que up for new products may be morons but nothing beats the ipad when it comes to apps.

Edited by: "davestavros" 18th Apr 2012
mortgageman

All very well... I work in this industry as yo umight guess with my name … All very well... I work in this industry as yo umight guess with my name - i have a client make a claim on his iPad for £70 of repairs, and his home insurance has gone up by £400 for next year. Would have paid out on the Applecare as it wasn't an accidental issue.Whilst you need good insurance, don't rely upon it for making small claims, as the knock on price increases are not worth stomaching!! For the price of less than most excesses on Home Insurance Policies, be insured!



He paid £50 excess for £70 of repairs?

If he had no excess then no wonder his insurance is pricey. Also, bet if he shopped around comparethemarket etc he could have got around that.

My point is Applecare is insurance and you probably already have other (and potebtially better) insurance you have already paid for (home, contents, gadget insurance via bank account etc.) and would only beed to put your hand in your pocket IF you claim (Apecare get your money even if you dont).

He paid £50 excess for £70 of repairs?If he had no excess then no wonder h … He paid £50 excess for £70 of repairs?If he had no excess then no wonder his insurance is pricey. Also, bet if he shopped around comparethemarket etc he could have got around that.



Actually he claimed on his Holiday Insurance, who then claimed on his Home Insurance. The Excess was not applicable on this.
If you declare you have had a claim in the last 12 months, Comparethemarket are also known as 'We've left the building'...

All I was trying to stress was for a £39 cost you have that second year of cover, whereas most policies have an excess of £50 anyway for a claim, so for such a relative small amount for iPad owners this is a good deal. If you don't want it, no problem.
Great price, thanks for posting.

I always get Applecare for all my Apple stuff - why? Well even if you accidentally damage stuff Apple tend to be more sympathetic at the Genius bar if they can see you have looked after stuff and have Applecare. Have had iphones that have been in the washer replaced free, dropped ipads etc etc.
mortgageman

Actually he claimed on his Holiday Insurance, who then claimed on his … Actually he claimed on his Holiday Insurance, who then claimed on his Home Insurance. The Excess was not applicable on this.If you declare you have had a claim in the last 12 months, Comparethemarket are also known as 'We've left the building'...All I was trying to stress was for a £39 cost you have that second year of cover, whereas most policies have an excess of £50 anyway for a claim, so for such a relative small amount for iPad owners this is a good deal. If you don't want it, no problem.



Wow - didnt know holiday insurers could do that. Every day is a school day!

All i was trying to stress is if you dont claim this is £40 more than you need spend.
I'll just get one from John Lewis, buy on my credit card and get an extra 2 years warranty for free

So that's 4 years warranty cover and £39 apple care saved.
My warranty ran out 2 days ago, am I right in thinking I can't buy applecare?
If this doesn't have accidental care cover, what is the big advantage that makes people buy this? Or am I missing something? oO
Very good deal. Next cheapest online is £50+
jaymod

Due to the recent proceedings with EU court vs Apple, you are, as a … Due to the recent proceedings with EU court vs Apple, you are, as a customer, entitled to default 2-year warranty for any apple product you have purchased.Any apple care that is advertised for you as "2nd year cover" is basically a scam (even on their website, they write *in some countries you might be entitled to longer warranty periods" <- not exact wording).Do not buy...



You get ONE YEAR warranty, nothing else without buying this cover.
Just buy your Apple stuff at John Lewis and you get 2 years FREE warranty.
It's easy to confuse the EU mandated 2 year warranty, which only covers defects at time of purchase, and Apple's extended AppleCare, which covers defects that happen after purchase including the battery. I've had things like a slightly uneven backlight which developed well after purchase, and an almost three year old battery that was failing replaced under AppleCare. They also replaced my iPhone when it's home button would occasionally register a double tap instead of single.

I don't think any of these issues would've been covered by the standard EU warranty.

Edited by: "weiran" 18th Apr 2012
toonarmani

I'll just get one from John Lewis, buy on my credit card and get an extra … I'll just get one from John Lewis, buy on my credit card and get an extra 2 years warranty for free :pSo that's 4 years warranty cover and £39 apple care saved.




I dont get it pardon my stupidity
toonarmani

I'll just get one from John Lewis, buy on my credit card and get an extra … I'll just get one from John Lewis, buy on my credit card and get an extra 2 years warranty for free :pSo that's 4 years warranty cover and £39 apple care saved.



Warranties like that don't stack, they run concurrently so you'll still only get 2 years cover.
weiran

It's easy to confuse the EU mandated 2 year warranty, which only covers … It's easy to confuse the EU mandated 2 year warranty, which only covers defects at time of purchase, and Apple's extended AppleCare, which covers defects that happen after purchase including the battery. I've had things like a slightly uneven backlight which developed well after purchase, and an almost three year old battery replaced under AppleCare. No way would the standard EU warranty cover these.



Precisely. The EU directive only covers latent defects which were present at the time of purchase. However you do get a 6 month presumption that if any fault occurs, it is of the manufacturers doing (this is not EU law). After 6 months the onus is on the consumer to prove it is a manufacturing fault.

Like someone has said, Apple have one of the best warranties I have ever known. They generally replace all the post-pc devices immediately without question.

This is well worth the money.
Got this just now. Ta.
Now I’m after a similar deal for a MacBookPro13.
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u0421793

Got this just now. Ta. Now I’m after a similar deal for a MacBookPro13.


education is 40£ for 3 years
Going to need it after the Trojan outbreak for the iOS
Just picked up 2 of the £289 iPad 2's from todays HUKD ebuyer alert. So 2 of these for £80 is a bargain. Hot!
Thanks
AppleCare will be no use when a guy twice your size punches your lights out for your iPad.

Get insurance this AppleCare is useless, no one needs their "technical support" unless you're a complete tool.

This warranty or whatever you wanna call is, is useless.

Just get insurance guys, like any sensible person would do for a premium item, that thieves target.
Cannot believe everyone is so clueless. Insurance is insurance. Applecare is extended warranty.
If you need insurance you have to pay a excess and will cost more than £39.
Get insurance to insure it against theives AND AppleCare to insure against your iPad faulting a year and a day after you bought it.
I have used iPhone AppleCare twice now. Both times they have me a new iPhone. No questions asked. No quibble.
Well worth it in my humble opinion.
I got a 2 year Squaretrade warranty (which covers accidental damage) for £47.99 for my iPad 3.

No excess to pay when you make a claim.
Just bought
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