It’s probably far too early to discuss this, but I was wondering if there is a roadmap item for some equivalent of Applecare or next-business day part replacement in the two years.
Because of the ease of repairs, I’m not sure if enterprises would bother buying a standard next-day repair option as it’s much cheaper just to keep their own stock of parts for a fleet of laptops, but it could be worth it for individuals.
Personally, I usually keep a spare of whatever used laptop I’m upgrading to. I have two x200s, two working x230’s, etc. but it would be a bit extreme to buy two whole laptops at $1000. However, I could easily justify next-business day fixes.
For new laptops, I’ve paid probably an average of $200 for extended warranties. The current pricing range is:
Lenovo is $115-$150 for a 3-year next day onsite.
Apple’s is $100-$450 (depending on item) for 3-year warranty.
Again, probably completely out of current scope, but thought I’d ask.