For the family we have purchased multiple iMacs, laptops, iphones, iPads and a Nano. Everything with Apple Care.
We have never had a reason to use it except on one phone for customer support.
At times, I wondered if we really needed it.
Trust me, you should ALWAYS buy Apple Care because you never know when
THIS will happen.
For me, it happened the night before I was leaving for NYC.
I was absolutely sick. I didn't know if I should cry or throw up.
It happened so fast and I wasn't doing anything all that crazy.
Actually I had just unplugged it from the wall and had opened the cover to make sure it was fully charged. The next thing I knew one hand was holding onto one side of the case and the ipad and the other half had flipped over and landed on my night table.
Not a sexy story to tell at parties.
My first concern was "How much is THIS going to cost me"?
I raced down to my office and retrieved my paper work.
Fortunately we had purchased Apple Care and better yet, it covered accidental breakage.
Thank you God!
I was afraid I would be going into the city and I wouldn't be able to buy any shoes if I had to replace my tablet, but Apple Care had my back. I am SO glad we stepped up to the plate and bought that coverage.
Instead of costing me hundreds of dollars I would only be out $49.00.
That seemed like a drop in the bucket compared to my initial fears.
I would also like to talk a bit about the case that I was using to protect my tablet.
My first iPad was a the original model and I had it for a couple of years.
Just recently, though, I had upgraded to this new iPad.
Isn't that the way it goes?
At the same time I purchased my new iPad I bought this magnetic Smart Cover from Apple in pink to protect it.
I liked how it looked and I thought the way that it automatically turned off the tablet was rather cool but after owning it for awhile I found it rather annoying. It would come apart when I was reading in bed or when I was trying to share show somebody something on the screen.
I have subsequently learned that according to Square Trade an after market warranty company, that the new iPad is more likely to be scratched or shattered than its predessors and not because the new iPad is thinner or the glass inferior but because of this so called Smart Cover whick is apparently not so smart.
The cover, which is magnetic and comes in two pieces, tends to break away when you are holding it. This is exactly what happened to me.
I would say to anyone contemplating this style to "Step AWAY from the Smart Cover, you will live to regret it".
Opt instead for a cover that firmly encases your tablet like one of these models.
They may not look as sleek and they may feel a bit bulkier but in the end it is all about protecting your investment...
and while you are at it
don't forget to purchase the Apple Care.
You never know when you might need it.
Apple Care, it's what I love today.