Apple has unveiled a couple of notable changes to its AppleCare + protection plans for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. With the current changes, AppleCare + now covers two incidental damage incidents every 12 months, as well as a lower deductible for the AppleCare + Theft or Loss plan.
In the past, AppleCare + only covered two incidents of accidental damage every 24 months, such as water damage, a cracked screen, or a cracked back. Today’s announcement means that AppleCare + now covers two incidents of accidental damage each year, as first seen on Reddit, for four cases over 24 months.
Accidental damage coverage through AppleCare + is still subject to a service fee: on-screen damage requires a $ 29 deductible, while other accidental damage, such as water damage, includes a $ 99 deductible.
Another change to AppleCare + today is that the AppleCare Theft or Loss deductible for iPhone has dropped to $ 149 overall, while Apple used to charge variable deductibles depending on the iPhone model in question.
Apple has been pushing hard for AppleCare + recently. Just last month, the company began giving users more time to sign up for AppleCare + coverage by extending the eligible purchase period from 60 days to a full year. Combined with current changes, Apple is clearly trying to make AppleCare + a more attractive option for hardware buyers.
You can learn more about AppleCare + on Apple’s website here.
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