The raving reviews regarding the new M1 chip are not cleaver marketing tactics. The M1 is a revolutionary chip, providing both speed and efficiency without needing a fan to cool it down. Like an iPad on steroids, the M1 chip housed in a MacBook Air is a dream come true. It is unquestionably worth it.
AppleCare+ offered by Apple is hands-down better than all of the protection plans offered by AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint for three primary reasons. 1) Your carrier uses third party parts. 2) Your carrier will tie up your credit. 3) Your carrier must determine IF they will cover your device.
The cost of AppleCare+ is well worth the expense, as it will drastically minimize the effect it will have on your daily routine and out of pocket expense. With AppleCare+ you can rest assured that you are protected, should your Apple product fail for any reason, or suffer accidental damaged.