Is AppleCare Worth the Cost?

Hardmac’s Lionel says that over the past decade he’s installed probably several hundreds of Macs, and until now, he’s never felt the need to purchase an accompanying AppleCare extended warranty contract. He notes that based on volume, his choice to eschew AppleCare has been statistically sound, with most problems encountered having been minor and relatively cheap to fix. In only two cases, involving actual motherboard failure, would AppleCare have provided net benefit.