Do yourself a favor, get AppleCare+ for the new iPad
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If you were one of the millions following along today (hopefully on CNET’s Live Blog) as Apple released its latest iteration of the iPad and have now decided you must buy it, be sure to add AppleCare+ to your order (pricing has not yet been made available).
First, everyone should know what sort of coverage is offered with every new iPad purchase. For included coverage, Apple shows that it truly believes in its products. Your new iPad will get one year of hardware coverage against manufacturer defects and malfunctions. That means, if your hard drive dies, some of your 3.1 million pixels fail, or anything else related to the original construction of the new iPad isn’t working as expected, Apple will fix (or in some cases replace) your unit.
Last year, just a couple months after purchasing my iPad 2, I had an issue with the screen. After making an appointment at the Genius Bar at my local Apple Store, the device was replaced and I’ve been up and running ever since. And that’s free with your purchase.
But wait, there’s more!
Apple also gives you 90 days of complimentary phone support for your device. Not all problems that arise with your new iPad will require a visit to the Apple Store or a third-party reseller. In fact, many problems can … [Read more]
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