noir_ange saidHope you've got apple care?
No apple doesn't care. I bought apple care and after the coca cola incident they told me I was no longer covered. Care my ass.
There's a difference between an extended SERVICE plan versus an INSURANCE plan. A service plan covers the product itself, while insurance covers your own personal mistakes and other general mishaps.
If you have a standard or extended warranty on your car you get a new radiator if the original fails while under coverage. But if you crush it by running straight into a tree then paying for its replacement is a matter for your insurance company, not your car warranty.
I have Apple Care on both our Macs, but not the last and present iPhones. I get a new cell phone at least once a year, so the standard coverage is adequate; anything beyond that time period goes unused. But I keep computers 2 to 3 years.
And indeed, the battery on my partner's 2-year-old MacBook Pro was dead just before our recent New England trip. They're short-lived, and it doesn't help that it's kept plugged in 24/7 on his desk. But no hassle, the nearby Apple Store put in a brand new battery in a matter of minutes for free, not even time & labor charges, under Apple Care.
On the other hand I've lost 2 Apple aluminum keyboards for my iMac to coffee spills, one a wired model and the other wireless. My mistake, my problem. Fortunately they cost little, I just get a whole new one. Buying a new keyboard about once a year is my trade-off for having coffee on my desk, because we're human and spills will happen.