Apple has unveiled a few notable changes to its AppleCare + protection plans for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. With today’s changes, AppleCare + now covers two incidents of accidental damage every 12 months as well as a lower deduction for the AppleCare + Theft or Loss plan.
Previously, AppleCare + only covered two incidents of accidental damage every 24 months, such as water damage, a cracked screen, or a cracked back. Today’s announcement means that AppleCare + now covers two adverse events each year, as first discovered on Reddit, resulting in four instances over 24 months.
Accidental damage coverage via AppleCare + is still subject to a service charge: screen damage requires a deduction of $ 29, while other accidental damage such as water damage includes a deductible $ 99.
Another change to AppleCare + today is that AppleCare Theft or Loss deductible for iPhones has been lowered to $ 1
Apple has been pushing hard on AppleCare + recently. Just last month, the company began giving users more time to sign up for AppleCare + coverage by extending the qualifying purchase window from 60 days to a full year. Paired with today’s changes, Apple is clearly trying to make AppleCare + a more enticing option for hardware buyers.
You can learn more about AppleCare + on the Apple website here.
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