Is applecare worth it?
Hi, ive recently considered a 2nd hand macbook pro 13 inch 2017 with 8gb ram and 256gb ssd from a friend, with applecare until jan 2021 ( about a year plus of warranty) and he hasnt used the applecare service at all from when he purchased it.
However, another friend who recieved a new 2019 mbp for his birthday also mentioned that he wanted to sell off his old mbp 13 inch 2017 with an upgraded 16gb ram and 512gb ssd , but his applecare warranty has run out. He also just replaced the keyboard/battery and its at a two digit cycle.
They have asked for similar prices (<50 dollars difference)
Im a CS university student who needs to get a mac for ios app development projects and also a good change from my 4 year old windows laptop.
Ive heard good things about the longevity of macbooks but I’m still concerned that the out-of warranty mac will break on me within a year due to whatever reasons.