If it is past my one-year warranty, or if I just don't have AppleCare, will I still be able to get Genius Bar support?

To what extent does that support cover? I'm trying to decide whether or not I should get AppleCare, as the price is quite steep. However, I think this laptop (Air) will stick with me for quite a while.

Furthermore, will Genius Bar cover Boot Camp issues? (Like, if I'm trying to install Windows 10)


Yes, you can. Without AppleCare, advice is free; quotes for repairs are free, but the actual repairs are not.

With AppleCare, you're covered for pretty much any repair, except when caused by you: e.g. LCD backlight fails? Repaired free. Dropped your MacBook and broke the screen? Not covered. You pay.

  • I see. Is it just a pricing issue? Like, will there be problems that they'll refuse to help out with, such as BIOS errors and such (if I somehow screw up Boot Camp) Jun 8 '15 at 10:46
  • They'll pretty much always try to help. They're just nice like that. Book an appointment for 9am before they let non-appointments in & they'll have more time & energy.
    – Tetsujin
    Jun 8 '15 at 11:21

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