Does the MacBook Pro (2023) have a good warranty?
The MacBook Pro (2023) is a powerful machine that existing Mac users will seriously consider upgrading to and new Mac users will consider it their first. Running macOS Ventura, the computer features the new M2 Max or M2 Pro chip with blazing-fast processing speeds, extended battery life, and a 14- or 16-inch display. It comes with Apple’s standard one-year warranty, but you can consider upgrading to AppleCare+ if you want coverage beyond that and other additional benefits.
Why you should upgrade to AppleCare+
Of course, when you’re spending thousands of dollars on an expensive piece of hardware, especially something like a computer that you’ll use every day, you want to make sure that your investment is protected. As with other Apple products, the MacBook Pro (2023) comes with a standard Basic Warranty, which is a one-year limited warranty that covers repair of hardware defects. It does not cover accidental damage, for example, from dropping the phone. Also includes up to three months of technical support to help transfer files from an old computer or set up email or applications.
But there’s also an option, as with other Apple products, to add AppleCare+ extended warranty support, which gives you coverage beyond that first year. This comes at a price, of course. Starts at $99.99 per year for MacBook Pro (2023) M2 models or $279 for three years. Up to $149.99 annually or $399 for three years for the 16-inch model. It includes unlimited incidents of accidental damage, but you’ll pay a $99 out-of-pocket fee for screen damage or $299 for other accidental damage, plus taxes.
AppleCare+ also includes 24/7 priority access to speak with an Apple expert via online chat or phone. You can also rest assured that any service required is taken care of by an Apple Authorized Professional (the same applies to a standard warranty). You also get coverage for battery service, as well as coverage for accessories such as a power adapter.
If you pick up the new MacBook Pro (2023), one of the best Macs you can buy right now, you have two full months to decide if you want to buy AppleCare+ to extend your warranty and get additional service benefits. If you did not enroll at the time of purchase, you can purchase AppleCare+ directly at the device, either online using your computer serial number, by phone at 1-800-275-2273, or by visiting any local Apple Store with proof of Purchase (bring the machine with you too so they can check it out).
Apple MacBook Pro (2023)
The 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro (2023) models adopt the same external chassis first introduced in 2021. They offer enhanced M2 Pro and M2 Max chipsets, Wi-Fi 6E support, Bluetooth 5.3, HDMI 2.1 compatibility, a notch display, and more.