Apple has revealed two significant changes to its AppleCare+ protection plan for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. With today’s changes, AppleCare+ now covers two accidental damage events every 12 months, and the AppleCare+ theft or loss plan has a lower deductible.
In the past, AppleCare+ only covered two accidental damage events every 24 months, such as water damage, cracked or cracked screens. Today’s announcement means that AppleCare+ now covers the two accidental damage incidents first discovered on Reddit each year, with four instances occurring within 24 months.
Accidental damage insurance through AppleCare+ still requires a service fee: a deductible of $29 is required for screen damage, and a deductible of $99 is required for other accidental damage (such as floods).
Today, another change in AppleCare+ is that the iPhone’s AppleCare theft or loss deduction has been fully reduced to $1
Apple has been vigorously promoting AppleCare+ recently. Just last month, the company began to provide users with more time to sign up for AppleCare+ by extending the eligible purchase period from 60 days to the entire year. Combined with today’s changes, Apple is clearly trying to make AppleCare+ more attractive to hardware buyers.
You can learn more about AppleCare+ on the Apple website.
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