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Question: Is Apple Care International?


My MacBook Pro broke twice in the last 7 months, so I need to buy apple Care for it as it is my main computer for university. I will be traveling to Canada and the US this summer. I looked at the Apple Care prices there and they are way lower than in Europe, where I currently live in the Netherlands. So, does it matter where I buy Apple Care? If I purchase it in Canada for example, will I be able to use it in a dutch Apple Store?

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Posted on Apr 22, 2018 6:18 AM

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Can I buy an AppleCare plan for my device? - https://support.apple.com/HT202702

AppleCare Products - Frequently Asked Questions - http://www.apple.com/support/products/faqs.html

Posted on Apr 22, 2018 6:23 AM

Apr 22, 2018 7:57 AM in response to Limnos In response to Limnos

I think the dividing line is coming to be seen as iOS devices, which are not guaranteed internationally and MacOS devices which do seem to carry an international guarantee.

I have seen nothing official about this and mention only as observation but as Apple care is but an extension of the Warranty it makes sense to me.

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Apr 22, 2018 7:57 AM

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Apr 24, 2018 9:12 AM in response to karolplus In response to karolplus

Well, the underlying problem appears to be the fact that your Mac is 7 months old or older? Apple has changed their requirements (see here):

AppleCare+ for MacBook/MacBook Air - Apple

You can now only buy it either at time of purchase of the device or within 60 days with a couple of required steps. So, the country is no longer important at this point. However, if it were, it must be purchased from Apple and registered with Apple.

Apr 24, 2018 9:12 AM

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Question: Is Apple Care International?