Following Apple’s announcement of a new iPad today, you can purchase AppleCare+ for your shiny new tablet. The extended warranty was first made available for the iPhone 4S last October. The $99 plan gets you two years of accidental coverage, but it will need to be purchased within 30 days of when you buy your new iPad.
The warranty is still labeled as “coming soon” on Apple’s website, but we suspect you’ll be able to add to your purchase when you pre-order.
Up to two accidental damages are covered, each with a $50 service fee. The tablet’s battery and included peripherals are also covered. You get more technical support from Apple Geniuses, including software support, with AppleCare+.
If you don’t purchase AppleCare+ with your new iPad online, you’ll need to buy it in an Apple retail store so an employee can verify the condition of your device before applying the warranty..