Portable One Recommends Purchase AppleCare+ for iPad with the purchase of your iPad
(Can't I wait and get AppleCare+ later?
AppleCare+ offers 2 total years of warranty, AppleCare expert support
and accidental damage protection. AppleCare+ should be purchased at the
same time with a new iPad. If not, then it must be purchased within 60
days of your iPad's purchase date and requires an appointment with your
local Apple Store where you'll be required to bring in your iPad for
inspection before they will sell it to you at full price with sales tax.)
Every iPad comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty
and up to 90 days of complimentary support
AppleCare+ for iPad extends your coverage to two years from the
original purchase date of your iPad and adds up to two incidents of
accidental damage coverage, each subject to a $49 service fee plus
applicable tax. (1) In addition, you’ll get 24/7 priority access to
Apple experts via chat or phone.