Apple has today extended its AppleCare+ for Mac program, previously only available in the United States and Japan, to New Zealand and Australia

AppleCare+ extends a Mac’s warranty period to three years from its original purchase date. The insurance also includes up to two accidental damage for the screen or external casing, costing AU$149 or NZ$169, or AU$429 or NZ$499 for any other damage.

The insurance replaces the existing Apple Care for Mac plan which is essentially the same sans accidental damage. The updated coverage first became available last summer. The upfront cost for AppleCare+ varies by your Mac’s model (via MacRumors).

In Australia:

  • Mac mini: $119
  • iMac and iMac Pro: $199
  • 12-inch MacBook: $299
  • MacBook Air: $299
  • Mac Pro: $299
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro: $329
  • 15-inch MacBook Pro: $449

And in New Zealand:

  • Mac mini: $149
  • iMac and iMac Pro: $249
  • 12-inch MacBook: $349
  • MacBook Air: $349
  • Mac Pro: $349
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro: $379
  • 15-inch MacBook Pro: $539

AppleCare+ is available for any new purchases online, at an Apple Retail Store, and at select Apple Authorized Resellers or Service Providers in both countries. It can also be purchased up to 60 days after purchase date, after a required diagnostics test.


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