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MACBOOK AIR (13-INCH, 2017), should I extend AppleCare on an annual basis?
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 31, 2021 05:56PM
Purchased Nov 2018, AppleCare expires in about 4 weeks. I used it once to repair a bad video cable, and now I just dropped it off at the Apple store for a battery replacement. The Genius told me that I should receive an email soon with an offer to extend AppleCare. Or that I could call and ask for this.

I am tempted. I think I would probably extent it for another 2-3 years, at which point I will replace the machine. A new battery is 129, and any other repair is probably 200+. This is a Core i7 - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD model, I think the base model back then was i5, probably 4 GB and definitely below 512.
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Re: MACBOOK AIR (13-INCH, 2017), should I extend AppleCare on an annual basis?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: October 31, 2021 07:35PM
Depends on price to extend.
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Re: MACBOOK AIR (13-INCH, 2017), should I extend AppleCare on an annual basis?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 31, 2021 07:49PM
No, statistically it’s the wrong choice.



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Re: MACBOOK AIR (13-INCH, 2017), should I extend AppleCare on an annual basis?
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 31, 2021 10:24PM
I extended Apple Care on this 2018 13" MBP quad i7. I think it was the wrong decision as even the lowest M1 MBA is likely far faster AND has longer battery life.
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Re: MACBOOK AIR (13-INCH, 2017), should I extend AppleCare on an annual basis?
Posted by: Mactel
Date: November 01, 2021 07:09AM
You can extend it by going to mysupport.apple.com if you end up doing so. No need to call AppleCare.
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Re: MACBOOK AIR (13-INCH, 2017), should I extend AppleCare on an annual basis?
Posted by: Gareth
Date: November 01, 2021 11:46AM
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space-time
I think I would probably extent it for another 2-3 years, at which point I will replace the machine.

Just FYI, the extensions are on an annual basis, but I don't know that I would bother with an Air. I did on my 2018 15" MBP, but that one has the 4TB SSD in it.
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Re: MACBOOK AIR (13-INCH, 2017), should I extend AppleCare on an annual basis?
Posted by: hal
Date: November 01, 2021 04:45PM
I did that for my 2017 imac for $59 - not sure I'd do it for an MBA at $89.
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Re: MACBOOK AIR (13-INCH, 2017), should I extend AppleCare on an annual basis?
Posted by: DavidS
Date: November 02, 2021 08:25AM
Interesting. I did not know you could extend AppleCare. Have they always done that or is it something new?
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Re: MACBOOK AIR (13-INCH, 2017), should I extend AppleCare on an annual basis?
Posted by: Gareth
Date: November 02, 2021 09:35AM
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DavidS
Interesting. I did not know you could extend AppleCare. Have they always done that or is it something new?

It’s relatively new, as in the last year or so.
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