Apple has unveiled a couple of notable changes to its AppleCare + security plans for the iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. Given today’s changes, AppleCare + now covers two cases of accidental damage every 12 months, as well as a smaller deductible for the AppleCare + Theft or Loss plan.
Previously, AppleCare + covered only two cases of accidental damage every 24 months, such as water damage, screen cracks or back cracks. Today’s announcement means that AppleCare + now covers two cases of accidental damage each year, as first seen on Reddit, which is four cases in 24 months.
Accidental damages through AppleCare + still require a service charge: screen damage requires a $ 29 deductible, while other accidental damages, such as water damage, include a $ 99 deductible.
Today, another change to AppleCare + is that AppleCare Theft or Loss for iPhone has been reduced to $ 149, while Apple has accused it of changing franchises depending on the iPhone model in question.
Apple has been insisting on AppleCare + lately. Just last month, the company began giving users more time to register for AppleCare + coverage, extending the eligible shopping window from 60 days to a full year. Combined with today’s changes, Apple is obviously trying to make AppleCare + a more attractive option for hardware buyers.
You can learn more about AppleCare + on the Apple website here.
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