We had an iMac die a few months after the warranty expired. AppleCare took care of it. The SSD on Nathan’s older MacBook Air died. AppleCare took care of it.
Does AppleCare pay for itself?
Nathan did some math. Based upon a rough estimate of hardware problems and parts replacements, he thinks we’re at breakeven with AppleCare. That means we’ve spent about the same on AppleCare for each product we use as it would have cost us in repairs when taken back to the Genius Bar in the Apple Store.