The question I'm asking is - In the event warranty service is needed, what is the warranty service procedure if I buy the item from the NZ Apple online store?
A secondary question is - What is the warranty service procedure if I buy from NZ bricks and mortar?
A third question is - Apart from the additional cover provided by Apple Care does it change the warranty service procedure in either/or the first and second case.
Grateful for any responses.
[Edit: I'm also asking how I can ensure the recipient will be correctly known as the first owner for warranty purposes. I assume the receipt will be in my name which is not great if a service rep gets picky about it and I'm not available to see it through the process]