AppleCare Stories March 10

The new Studio Display isn’t even out yet, but if you’re curious about repair costs – whether you add AppleCare+ to the monitor – Apple is now letting people know what those costs are.

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AppleCare Stories February 1

ZAGG is out with its latest launch today looking to improve the experience of protecting iPhones (and other smartphones). With its AppleCare alternative called ZAGG Protect, three features stand out: a fixed $49 deductible, coverage for liquid damage, and the ability to cover new and used iPhones alike.

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AppleCare Stories December 8, 2021

AppleCare+ is one of the best solutions for those who plan to stick with an Apple product for more than a year. Although users only have 60 days after activating an iPhone or Mac to buy this extended warranty, the company is reportedly making it easier for customers to get a second chance.

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AppleCare Stories October 8, 2021

Apple is adjusting how it sells AppleCare+ in Australia, likely in response to new consumer laws in the country. Now, if you buy a new Apple device in Australia, you will automatically receive seven days of complimentary AppleCare+ coverage before you are able to purchase a full policy…

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AppleCare Stories September 18, 2021

After adding AppleCare+ with Theft & Loss to the United Kingdom and Australia, Apple is expanding its concierge plan, but only as additional coverage of accidents, to France, Italy, and Spain.

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AppleCare Stories September 15, 2021

After the “California Streaming” event where Apple announced the long-rumored iPhone 13, the company also took advantage of all the news to update some services. One of them is Apple Fitness+ being expanded to 15 additional regions. The other one is AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss coverage now expanding to the United Kingdom and Australia.

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AppleCare Stories May 1, 2021

PSA: Repairing the 5th-generation iPad Pro can cost up to $699

With the fifth-generation iPad Pro already available to order on the Apple site, the company just updated its support ‘Service and Repair’ page with the cost to repair the iPad with and without warranty.

AppleCare Stories April 21, 2021

Following this week’s special event, Apple has made some changes to the AppleCare+ plans, which offer additional support for Apple hardware. For the first time, there’s an AppleCare+ plan available for Apple TV, and customers can now extend Mac coverage beyond three years.

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AppleCare Stories January 20, 2021

Apple’s Joint Venture small business program coming to an end, here’s what will replace it

After a decade, Apple’s Joint Venture support program for small and medium-size businesses appears to be coming to an end. Apple is sending emails to customers about how the program will wrap up, that refunds will be issued, and how a new AppleCare offering will be filling the gap going forward.

AppleCare Stories October 13, 2020

After unveiling the new iPhone 12 lineup at its October event, Apple has shared details on how much it costs to protect its latest smartphones and the HomePod mini with an extended two-year warranty with or without theft and loss.

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AppleCare Stories September 15, 2020

AppleCare+ expanded to cover 2 incidents of accidental damage per year

Apple has revealed a pair of notable changes to its AppleCare+ protection plans for 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 deductible for the AppleCare+ Theft or Loss plan.

AppleCare Stories August 28, 2020

How to add AppleCare to your Mac after purchase

Have you already purchased a Mac but now decided that you’d like to protect it with AppleCare? Keep reading for how to add the coverage to your Mac after purchase, even if you didn’t buy it from Apple.

AppleCare Stories August 17, 2020

Apple is significantly extending the amount of time customers have to add AppleCare coverage to protect their iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and other hardware products. Bloomberg reports that Apple has informed retail and customer support employees that customers in the US and Canada now have up to one year to buy AppleCare+ coverage.

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How to add AppleCare to your iPhone after purchase

Have you already purchased your iPhone but now decided that you’d like to protect it with AppleCare? Read on for how to add AppleCare to your iPhone within 60 days one year of purchase, even if you bought it from a carrier or another retailer.

AppleCare Stories July 15, 2020

Apple introduced AppleCare+ monthly plans in 2018, but this option was only available in the United States. Now, the company has confirmed that it’s expanding AppleCare+’s monthly plans to three more countries: Australia, Canada, and Japan.

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AppleCare Stories April 15, 2020

$79 AppleCare for 2020 iPhone SE, $50 price drop compared to iPhone 8

The 2020 iPhone SE is an exciting device in a variety of ways and one of the most impressive aspects is the features to price balance. And it’s not just the $399 starting price of the device. Apple has also dropped its AppleCare two-year coverage plan to just $79. That’s down from $129 for the same plan for the iPhone 8.

AppleCare Stories September 22, 2019

Is AppleCare worth the price? Is AppleCare good value? These are questions I get asked a lot this time of year. While people generally buy Macs and iPads when they are falling apart, a lot of people love to buy the latest iPhone every other year, if not every year. Thanks to the iPhone Upgrade Program and leasing through cellular carriers, it’s gotten a lot easier to always carry the latest iPhone. I’ve never bought AppleCare on a device, and I’ve never regretted it. expand full story

AppleCare Stories September 12, 2019

Apple this week very quietly launched another new Services product: an AppleCare+ subscription. It’s a move that could see the company doubling its money on what is likely to be a very profitable product.

Previously, you could choose between a one-off upfront payment for your AppleCare+ policy or a monthly one, but either way, it ran for a fixed period of either two or three years, depending on the product. Two years in the case of an iPhone.

Now, however, it runs indefinitely – for an indefinite payment…

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AppleCare Stories September 10, 2019

Last year, Apple rolled out the option to pay monthly for some of its two (in some cases three) year AppleCare+ plans for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Today, Apple quietly changed how it works so customers can buy an indefinite monthly AppleCare+ subscription.

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Apple quietly launched a new option to protect AirPods and some of its Beats headphones and earphones today with AppleCare+. Accidental coverage for two years comes with the super-affordable price of $29. And it’s possible to add the coverage to AirPods and other eligible headphones if you’ve purchased them within the last 60 days.

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Here’s how much AppleCare+ will cost for iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

AppleCare+ details have been updated to include the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Read on for a look at what it will cost to protect your shiny new iPhone.

AppleCare Stories June 26, 2019

How to add AppleCare to your Apple Watch after purchase

Have you already purchased an Apple Watch but now decided that you’d like to protect it with AppleCare? Follow along for how to add AppleCare to your Apple Watch within 60 days of purchase, even if you didn’t buy it from Apple.

AppleCare Stories November 21, 2018

Americans break 5,761 smartphone screens every hour and underestimate repair costs, says report

A new report on smartphone damage trends offers some interesting details on how many devices were broken in 2018, how much consumers paid to fix them, and how repair costs have increased significantly in the last few years.

AppleCare Stories October 31, 2018

AppleCare+ for Mac with accidental damage coverage comes to new countries around the world

Apple has today expanded its AppleCare+ for Mac accidental coverage program to several more countries. The program was previously available in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand but is now available in new countries across Europe, North America, and more.

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