I have been curious about Apple’s AppleCare. It is Apple’s support solution that extends the complimentary coverage on your Mac to three years from the computerâ€™s purchase date. But looking at AppleCare Protection Plan Terms and Conditions, under Europe, Middle East and Africa. I found this PDF file with the following:
This Plan is offered and valid only in Austria, Belgium, Denmark (excluding Greenland and Faroe Islands), Germany, Finland (excluding Ã…land), France (excluding Corsica, overseas departments and territories), Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain (including Balearic Islands but excluding Canary Islands, Ceuta, Melilla) Sweden, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway (excluding Svalbard) and the United Kingdom. This Plan is not offered to persons who have not reached the age of majority. This Plan is not available where prohibited by law.
As you can see, Saudi Arabia and UAE are not in the list. Even though on Arab Computers’ (Apple Distributor in Saudi Arabia) product page there is a picture of an AppleCare box. So do not bother buying AppleCare unless you are planning to travel to any of these countries.
Update: Thanks to Saud iAspire and Qusay for informing me that they both had support under AppleCare even though Saudi Arabia and UAE are not mentioned in the AppleCare Protection Plan Terms and Conditions. Maybe someone should update the terms and conditions page on Apple.com.
Update 2: Thanks Magnus for the update: “A representative for ABM has indeed confirmed today that they do honor AppleCare.” Apple should add middle east countries to AppleCare Protection Plan Terms and Conditions.