Apple Backtracks on AppleCare+ Must Be Purchased With Your iPhone Policy





Apple’s made another good PR decision this week in regards to AppleCare+ and the policy about the requirement that you had to buy AppleCare+ at the same time as your iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 8GB model. If you are a long time Apple customer like I am you were surprised to find out that you had to buy the two together since this isn’t the norm for AppleCare. Usually you could add AppleCare to any Apple hardware product as long as it was still under the first year warranty.

The change caused a stir among Apple’s customers so the company changed the policy, but only until November 14, 2011.

If you want to get AppleCare+ for your new iPhone 4S or the 8GB iPhone 4 you’ll need to order it before the above date. According to Apple all you need to do is:

How to get AppleCare+

AppleCare+ must be purchased together with your new iPhone. To buy it, add it to your shopping cart during the checkout process when you purchase your new iPhone.

Note: AppleCare+ will be available through November 14, 2011, to customers who pre-ordered iPhone 4 (8GB) and iPhone 4S. After you receive your new iPhone, contact us at 1-800-275-2273 to purchase AppleCare+.

If you haven’t ordered a phone yet you can order a copy online here. If you have ordered a phone and you are expecting delivery today or later the follow the instructions above, but if I were you I’d wait until next week!