bk1 wrote:Naked Dude wrote:I wasn't really trying to claim it was better--there might be better, but I have no complaints about the quality of it. Apple is automatic one year warranty, and you can purchase an additional two years of coverage (which everyone does unless they're stupid). I have a friend who goes to college with me and Apple paid for her shipping when her computer broke under the warranty. It may not be earth shattering as fanboys would have you believe, but it's at least as good as the better PC warranties.
Purchasing 2 more years of coverage is not necessarily actually cost effective (I'd actually bet on average the consumer is losing money).
So AppleCare is just as good as something like SquareTrade or the warranty from a reputable PC maker? Then it is even more annoying that people bring it up as if it were Apple's gift to mankind.
This is the case with all extended warranties (and with the insurance industry in general). I always buy extended warranties for laptops because I know that I use them aggressively, and I've more than made the money back in repairs, but if you're more responsible with your stuff, they're usually a poor bet.