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How Do I Extend An Apple Warranty?


Is there any way to extend an Apple warranty?
- Asked by Katherine W. September 28th, 2011


The standard Apple warranty for a Mac is one year of service with 90 days of phone support. You can purchase AppleCare any time during that first year to extend your warranty to a total of three years of service and phone support. You do not need to buy an AppleCare Protection Plan at the same time you buy a Mac and you don't even need to buy it from the same place (in fact, you can save a lot of money by not buying AppleCare from the Apple Store).

If you are interested in extending your warranty for free, you can use an American Express card when you buy your Mac. AMEX will add an additional one year warranty to the Mac, leaving you with a total of two years of service coverage. Filing a claim is as easy as calling the number on the back of your card.

If you are thinking about buying a Mac, it's a good idea to get an American Express first so you can get the extended warranty. Use this credit card finder to get a no fee American Express card.