I bought a 15 inch MacBook Pro 2018 6 weeks ago. Yesterday the left, front port went out. It does not recognize anything plugged in to it, even the charger. I called apple and they set me up an appointment with an authorized service provider. Is there any main difference/reason to use the ASP vs. requesting to send it in to apple?
I replaced a 2010 MacBook Pro (which ironically never had an issue where I needed to get it repaired by apple) with this device and use it every day. I want to try to be away from it for the least amount of time.