By Terry Currier
I met with the Worth Ave Group insurance people at CES and was impressed with the cost of their insurance. In most cases it will cost less. The cost of coverage for my iPad for a two years period is $60 (3 years would have been $86.40.) The covered amount is for $399 and has a $50 deductible. The insurance will cover me in case of :
You can purchase your iPad insurance policy at any time after you purchase your iPad.
Compared to the two year AppleCare Protection Plan for $79.
The AppleCare Protection Plan provides repair or replacement coverage, both parts and labor, from Apple-authorized technicians. Service coverage includes the following:
The AppleCare Protection Plan can be purchased only while your iPad is still covered under the standard one-year limited warranty. See AppleCare Protection Plan Terms and Conditions for complete product details.
Another company called SquareTrade wanted $99 for a two year policy. They have a 5-day service guarantee they will reimburse OR fix and ship back your iPad within 5 business days of receiving it at the depot. There is no deductible for any claim. There is no coverage against lost or stolen items.
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