Built-in batteries mean a built-in expiry date for gadgets: lithium-ion batteries slowly lose their ability to hold charge over time, eventually dying an ignominious death, and rendering your expensive gizmo useless — unless, that is, you’ve got AppleCare.
If you're making an investment in an Apple product, whether it's a new machine or a permanently on-sale refurb, you want to protect it. At the same time, spending a few hundred more on AppleCare hurts when you're already dropping a couple grand on a computer. You get a year of AppleCare as part of any purchase—but do…
Apple's retina MacBook Pro may well be the platonic ideal of a portable computer. It's fast, it's thin, it's brilliantly realized. Oh, and as iFixit has discovered, it's a gigantic—and expensive—pain in the ass to fix yourself.
Though we still prefer to stay naked when it comes to the iPhone, here's a pretty solid alternative for those people paranoid of shattering the fragile beauty that is the iPhone: Cellhelmet. It's a case that not only protects your iPhone but will also pay for a replacement iPhone if your iPhone breaks.
Did you pre-order your new iPhone 4S? Did you skip AppleCare+? Well, today is your last chance to buy coverage.
MacRumors is reporting that Apple is ending its longstanding informal policy of offering free iPhone replacements to morons like me who accidentally damage our devices. From now on, you'll need to shell out for AppleCare+ to replace accidentally damaged phones.
It looks like Sprint iPhone users will have to buy AppleCare+ like the rest of us if you want a safety net for dropped, submerged, and otherwise demolished handsets. SprintFeed got its hands on a slide saying Sprint's Total Equipment Protection plans won't cover the iPhone.
Apple has added a second tier of protection for iPhone owners. Apple's tired of your iPhone-glass-breaking sob stories and will charge $49 to fix your iPhone with AppleCare+.
Problem: you've got a computer that you want to take from one location to another. You see your hands, you see the iMac, you just can't for the life of you figure out what comes next. Apple to the rescue!
The line Apple set up for users to test out FaceTime is a great idea, but it might be leading to something bigger. The rep I spoke with mentioned that this is a trial for video calls with AppleCare.
The iPhone 4 is far from indestructible. Hell, it's starting to seem like it might actually be fragile. So here, for worrywarts and klutzes alike, is an overview of some warranty and insurance plans in case things go wrong.
The Consumerist is reporting that two Mac users were denied AppleCare coverage because the owners were smokers. Not because the computers were damaged by second hand smoke, but because of OSHA regulations.
We knew that rumor about AT&T iPhone insurance for $5 was too good to be true, seeing as we went through the same thing back in 2007 when the iPhone was launched. AT&T's insurance company, Asurion, isn't going to cover that super expensive phone for only $5 a month, even with the $125 deductible on pricier smartphones…
The $69 iPhone Apple Care we told you about is now live on Apple's site. You can order online (free shipping) in order to extend your one year of complimentary iPhone repair service to two years. Telephone support, on the other hand, is still free for two years even without AppleCare. AppleCare is not available for…