Apple Applecare 3 Year Protection Plan For Mac
You can buy coverage on a fixed-term plan or on an annual plan that will automatically renew until cancelled. Pricing below is for the latest Mac systems. For more details on the latest Mac systems, see apple.com/mac.
Apple Applecare 3 Year Protection Plan For Mac
For most products, Apple's extended warranty plan is known as AppleCare+, which provides up to two or three years (depending on the product) of hardware coverage, as well as coverage for accidental damage. Apple used to limit this to two incidents of accidental damage every 12 months (subject to service fees), but changed it to unlimited repairs (with deductible) in September 2022.
If you paid upfront for 12 or 24 months of coverage for your iPhone or iPad, you might be able to continue coverage on an annual basis when the service period is over. If you pay annually, your annual plan will renew each year until canceled.
Every Mac and Apple display comes with a one-year limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support. Purchasing an AppleCare Protection Plan will extend both the warranty and technical support coverage to three years from the day you purchase your Mac. The plan also entitles you to global repair coverage through a number of convenient service options, discussed below.
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AppleCare+ is Apple's brand name for extended warranty and technical support plans for their devices. AppleCare+ extends the devices' one year limited warranty and the 90 days of technical support. It also includes unlimited repairs for accidental damage repair at discounted prices every 12 months. The AppleCare Protection Plan is available for many Apple products including Mac computers and displays, Beats Headphones, HomePods, iPhones and iPads, Apple Watches, and Apple TVs. AppleCare plans include Apple software associated with the covered hardware. Customers can also buy additional support and training through AppleCare.
The cost of AppleCare+ depends both on your Mac system and the payment plan you choose. AppleCare+ offers two payment plans: subscription-based or a fixed, 3 year plan. In the long run, the annual rate is cheaper if you choose to go with the fixed term plan, but the subscription based plan allows you to decide annually if you want to renew.
All that said, there's the matter of how your AppleCare Plus for Mac plan ends. If you have the three-year plan, it will just end at the end of that time (though you could reach out to Apple to switch to annual).
AppleCare+ or AppleCare Protection Plan is the additional service and support plan you can purchase to protect your device. This extended warranty offers up to three years of hardware coverage (depending on the device). There are several more perks included with AppleCare+ :
If you want to extend AppleCare+ coverage beyond the initial 2-year, you can purchase an extended coverage plan within 30 days after the original coverage ends. The offer is limited to selective countries and regions: the U.S, the U.K, Australia, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Japan.
An AppleCare+ plan for iPhone extends the coverage to 2 years from the AppleCare+ purchase date. Plus, an expensive Theft and Loss plan that lets you have a replacement phone for a considerably lower price ($149) in case of theft.
The AppleCare+ insurance plan for Mac and Apple Display offers three years of extended coverage. Notably, the insurance plan for the Display includes service for one Apple-branded Display stand and one Apple-branded mount.
As for every Apple Watch Edition and Apple Watch Hermès, the limited warranty and complimentary support offer two years of hardware repair coverage. Apple Watch AppleCare+ plans favor more expensive devices. While the rest of the models get two years of coverage, the expensive ones get three years of extended coverage.
The plan for all music accessories by Apple, whether the HomePod, HomePod Mini, all AirPods, Beat earphones/headphones, AirPods Max, and iPod Touch, offers two years of extended coverage from the AppleCare+ purchase date.
With AppleCare+, your device's warranty is extended to three years from the date you purchased the insurance. So for the most coverage, you can rely on the complimentary coverage for 59 days and then purchase AppleCare+, giving your device three years and two months of protection.
This little lifehack aside, AppleCare+ does give you better protection than the complimentary plan if you buy it on day one. There's also an AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss plan, exclusive to iPhones, that costs even more. We've broken down the extra features for AppleCare+ below:
Finally, there is another type of coverage called the AppleCare Protection Plan. This plan extends the complimentary limited warranty but doesn't cover the exclusive AppleCare+ features like accident protection. This used to be an alternative to AppleCare+, but at the moment, you can only buy it for the Apple TV 4K box.
Do you have AppleCare? Are you not sure if you have an AppleCare plan. You can easily check this by going to the checkcoverage.apple.com website and enter your serial number (see below on how to find your serial number).
AppleCare+ for iPhones lets you opt for either the standard AppleCare+ plan or the AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss plan. Both plans extend coverage and offer additional bonuses like accidental damage protection and 24/7 tech support. They offer Apple-certified service and support coverage, along with battery service coverage and up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months.
AppleCare+ for iPads extends coverage for your iPad device, Apple Pencil, and Apple-branded iPad keyboards. It includes battery service coverage and up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months. Incidents are subject to a $49 service fee for iPads, and a $29 fee for accessories (like the Apple Pencil and the Apple-branded iPad keyboard). This AppleCare+ plan will also give you 24/7 priority tech support.
AppleCare+ for Macs and for Displays extends coverage to an impressive 3 years from the purchase date. It adds up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each of which is subject to a $99 service fee for external enclosure damage or screen damage, and a $299 service fee for other types of damage.
Is your Mopar Vehicle Protection close to the end of its term? Mopar Vehicle Protection Extended offers continued mechanical coverage when your existing Mopar Vehicle Protection plan ends. This factory-backed plan provides similar coverage to your existing plan until your vehicle reaches the earlier of 12 years of age or 160,000 miles.
New Vehicle plans can be purchased anytime within 3 years and 36,000 miles of the vehicle's warranty start date (the date the vehicle was delivered to its original owner). Surcharges may apply after 1 year or 12,000 miles. Certified Pre-Owned plans can be purchased on Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, FIAT or Alfa Romeo vehicles with an active, Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty and an odometer that reads less than 75,000 miles. Traditional Pre-Owned Vehicle plans can be purchased on vehicles that are no more than 10 model years old and with an odometer that reads less than 150,000 miles, or less than 125,000 miles for vehicles with a 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty provided by the manufacturer. Your dealer will complete a Vehicle Inspection to ensure the vehicle is eligible for coverage. Convenience and Maintenance (non-mechanical) plans have specific enrollment rules. Please visit your local dealer for details.
AppleCare is a coverage plan for all new Apple devices purchased directly through Apple. Most new products from the company come with a one-year limited warranty and 90 days of free technical support. If you want more coverage than just a year, in case of an accident or malfunction, you will need to purchase extra AppleCare coverage to enjoy this luxury.
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