Is a MacBook Warranty Worth It?

MacBooks are some of the most popular laptops. However, the limited warranty doesn't offer enough protection and leaves the device vulnerable to damage. To protect your MacBook from accidental damage and defects, you should purchase an Upsie extended warranty.

Does Apple Include a Limited Warranty?

Apple includes a limited warranty with all of its products to ensure the devices are free from defects. The MacBook limited warranty lasts for one year from the date of purchase and only covers manufacturing defects. The warranty specifically excludes “damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, fire, liquid contact, earthquake or other external cause.”

Although a limited warranty is beneficial to prevent manufacturing defects, it doesn’t offer comprehensive protection. And, because laptops are portable devices, they're vulnerable to damage from drops, liquid spills, screen cracks, and other damage.

If you want to keep your MacBook in good condition, we recommend purchasing an Upsie extended warranty.

What Are the Benefits of a MacBook Extended Warranty?

An extended warranty does two things. First, it extends your coverage for up to three years. Second, it offers more protection and covers damage that isn’t included in the limited warranty. However, not all extended warranties offer the same protection.

Upsie’s extended warranties for MacBooks is the best option. With an Upsie warranty, your laptop is protected from the following:

  • Manufacturing defects
  • Screen cracks
  • Drops
  • Spills
  • Power failure
  • Motherboard and internal computer failure
  • And more!

In addition, Upsie’s warranties have comprehensive coverage and great customer service. Customers can make unlimited claims 24/7/365 up to the purchase price of the device with a low deductible of just $25. Upsie’s amazing team is always ready to help and answer any questions.

Plus, Upsie uses a wide network of repair shops so customers always get the best repairs in their area. Customers can also request a specific repair shop if they have a preferred shop (including the Genius Bar).

You can purchase an Upsie warranty for new MacBooks bought in the last 60 days. Upsie also offers coverage for used and refurbished laptops as long as the device comes with at least a 30-day seller or manufacturer warranty.

Are There Any Cons of Having a MacBook Extended Warranty?

There are no cons to having an extended warranty as long as you purchase it from Upsie. However, if you choose to purchase an extended warranty from AppleCare, you’ll see several cons. First, you’re limited to using just the Genius Bar, which can be inconvenient for some customers. If you receive repairs from someone else, the repair will void the warranty with no refund.

AppleCare is also expensive and costs significantly more than comparable warranties from Upsie. Keep reading in the next section to see a breakdown of the prices.

How Does a MacBook Extended Warranty Cost?

AppleCare’s MacBook warranties are expensive. An AppleCare+ warranty for a $2,499 16-inch MacBook Pro costs $399. In contrast, a three-year warranty from Upsie for the same device costs $385.99. For the same coverage, Upsie costs less than AppleCare+.

With an AppleCare warranty, each claim is met with a deductible of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage and $299 for other accidental damage. These additional costs add up quickly, making the warranty prohibitively expensive. Compare that to Upsie’s low deductible of only $25.

If you make three claims for non-screen damage through an AppleCare warranty, you’ll pay $1,296 over three years. In the same scenario, Upsie coverage over three years with three claims costs just $460.99. You can save $835.01 by skipping AppleCare’s warranty and choosing Upsie instead.

It’s no wonder why many MacBook owners choose to protect their MacBook with Upsie. Upsie’s warranties are significantly more affordable than AppleCare and other warranty providers.

Why Does Upsie Have the Best MacBook Extended Warranty?

Upsie gives customers a better warranty option. With lower prices, clear coverage, and quick claims, Upsie provides the best warranties for customers. Upsie’s MacBook warranties are no exception.

Upsie has comprehensive protection plans that cover accidental damage, manufacturing defects, and other damage for up to three years. With this coverage, customers can make unlimited claims up to the device’s purchase price and save money with Upsie’s low deductibles.

Purchase an Upsie warranty for your MacBook today.

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