Benefits of Upsie Instead of AppleCare for Your MacBook

It’s well known that Apple fanatics love any and everything related to their products. They believe in the quality of their device, the security, and features built into each design. But Upsie has learned that even the best-made technology products aren’t immune to accidents or manufacturing issues. That’s why an Upsie MacBook warranty can be a valuable addition to your laptop purchase.

What is AppleCare?

AppleCare is a term used by Apple when referencing the limited warranties offered to cover various Apple products. The first thing you should know is there are two different versions of AppleCare. Standard AppleCare refers to the limited warranty you get when you purchase your MacBook. It typically lasts for one year and covers any repairs needed that are not the fault of the user.
What does that mean? Well, if Apple determines they installed a bad processor that’s affecting your MacBook’s performance, then they’ll pay for the repairs. However, they likely will not cover damage caused by you accidentally knocking that same device off your kitchen counter.
AppleCare+ for Mac extends your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage. Each incident is subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other damage, plus applicable tax.

Why Should I Purchase an Upsie MacBook Insurance Policy Instead of AppleCare+?

There are several reasons why you should consider purchasing an Upsie warranty instead of AppleCare+ for your MacBook.
  • Upsie MacBook coverage saves you money – The typical cost of an AppleCare+ policy for a 16-inch MacBook is $399. Yes, you get the additional accident coverage. However, you can get that same level of insurance protection, or even better, with an Upsie MacBook warranty. Upsie plans cost $385.99 for three years of coverage. So, Upsie saves you money for the same coverage.
  • You can still take your MacBook to a Genius Bar – Upsie doesn’t limit its customers to using its (excellent!) repair facilities. Warranty holders are free to take their MacBook to a local repair center. This includes the Genius Bar! Repairs simply need to be approved by Upsie’s claims department first. Again, you’re saving money, AND you still get complete control over who repairs your device with Upsie.
  • You don’t face claim limits with an Upsie policy – The typical AppleCare+ MacBook warranty limits you to two claims per year. And when you submit those claims, you must pay a deductible that usually costs between $99 and $299. With Upsie MacBook warranty coverage, you can file an unlimited number of claims up to the purchase price of your device. Also, Upsie only charges a $25 deductible for each new claim, regardless of what’s wrong with your device.
It’s pretty easy to see why you might want to go with an Upsie MacBook insurance policy instead of AppleCare+. You get to save money and use your local Genius Bar for any covered repairs.

Can I get Upsie for My Refurbished MacBook?

Yes, Upsie offers warranty plans for used and refurbished laptops. Their coverage is the same for used devices as it is for new ones! Laptops must come with at least a 30-day seller or manufacturer warranty in order to be eligible. (Apple refurbished laptops come with a 1-year limited warranty.)

Learn More About Upsie MacBook Warranty Coverage

Upsie customers receive 24-7 access to all warranty documents online. They can speak to a real human when they call to ask questions or file claims. Upsie makes customers a priority, even providing quick responses through Twitter or Facebook.
Learn more about Upsie MacBook warranty coverage by calling (877) 844-7745 or by visiting their website.

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Updated 3/21/2022

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