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Discussion in 'Apple Accessories & Peripherals' started by jpt822, Sep 4, 2012.
^ Thank you! I better get to it then, I have less than a month left
my 2 years and 1 month old Mac showed a horizontal line... Good thing I had Apple Care. It is with BTB now, hoping they grant a repair/replacement of the display. I know it never encountered any physical abuse.
not sure if it was asked before, but is Apple Care for iPhone applicable here in PH? I can't seem to find the option to buy Apple Care in the Apple Store for PH, so not sure if the Apple Service Centers here will honor it if I buy from US Apple Store for example.
if my memory serves me right, (and feel free to correct me please) as iPhone warranties are country specific, (from where you purchased it) getting AppleCare from the US (and i believe you have to get your phone and the APP at the same time - like from an actual Apple store or via ordering it online from the US store.apple.com) you can get a 2 year max coverage on said US issued iPhone and you'd have to ship it to the US should you need to have it fixed as covered by your 2 year warranty.
as we do not have an actual Apple store locally, we are at the mercy of having to surrender said iPhones to either Smart or Globe (if you obtained it through them) or to the reseller from where you purchased your factory unlocked iPhone from (ex. BTB, PMC, Switch, AShop, etc.)
honestly, if you got your iPhone locally, forget AppleCare. simply consult with our fellow amigo, @ll_esquivias for repair purposes soon as your one year warranty expires.
That's good advice. I've purchased my unlocked iPhones from the US, always with APP, but thankfully I've never had to get them repaired. For after-warranty repairs I just go to Burn in Greenhills.
i was trying to buy apple care online and need to select region/country. PH is not in the list - will it be ok if US is selected? for macbook pro 2015.
It should work. While I haven't bought AppleCare for my 2016 MBP yet, back in 2010 I did about the same thing for my 2009 MBP. I bought that 2009 MBP in China, but bought AppleCare when I was there in the Ph--it worked just fine.
Having said that, if you're not that much in a hurry, try inquiring with Beyond the Box if they will give you a PhilMUG discount on AppleCare, as you might get it cheaper that way. Note that if you're availing of that PhilMUG discount from them, you have to request for a discount coupon first. Details here.
^ ay oo nga thanks! meron nga sila pala promo! thanks!
ay wait.. was planning to buy sana via online. let say i go for it online, is it ok na US ang country na choose ko?
Quick answer: it will work--but you need a US address to receive your AppleCare Protection Plan.
No problem if you select US per se--you can use it on your Mac regardless of where you bought it, as Macs have international warranty coverage (which includes AppleCare).
Note, however, that you need a US address--Apple will physically ship the AppleCare Protection Plan kit containing your registration to that address. See screenshot I took below:
This won't be an issue if you're presently based in the US or have relatives there that can receive it for you and relay to you your AppleCare registration no.
If such is not the case, then your best option is to buy AppleCare from an Apple authorized dealer nearest you (or BTB if they'd give you a PhilMUG discount and you're not in a hurry).
ah i see. thanks again for the input. i'm considering both - online and local purchase.
Go for whichever is most convenient for you.
But do inquire from local dealers how much they sell it there and do inquire of that PhilMUG discount from BTB. For all you know you can get a good deal. While I have no idea how much they sell AppleCare in the Ph, one thing I'm sure of is that the US price for the AppleCare coverage of a 13" MBP, which is US$249 (about Php 12,365), is not the cheapest, as that same AppleCare sells for a regular price of ¥1,688 (about Php 12,155) here in China and is therefore cheaper by about Php 200. So if you're not in a hurry, see if you can get a good deal from any of the local dealers.
yup, i will. just so happen working from home most of the time so mabilis nako mainis sa traffic but yeah will inquire. thanks again for the tip!
local price is 12.5k btw.
I agree--unless the discount is truly substantial, it's not worth getting stuck in that crazy traffic there. Totally agree.