The just-released iPad Pro Magic Keyboard costs more than some iPads, and it’s possible to get AppleCare+ repair insurance for it. Just not directly.
Purchasing AppleCare+ adds accidental damage coverage to an iPad, as well as some Apple-branded accessories. That includes keyboards, like the very expensive one that debuted last week.
AppleCare+ for iPad and accessories
Apple says “AppleCare+ extends your iPad, Apple Pencil, and Apple-branded iPad keyboard coverage and includes up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage every 24 months.”
Obviously, that includes the new Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro, the most expensive iPad keyboard Apple ever released. The version made for the 11-inch tablet is $299. And Apple asks $349 for the one designed for its 12.9-inch iPad Pro, putting this version of the accessory above the $329 price for the base-model iPad.
Accidental damage coverage also covers the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio, which is either $179 or $199, depending on the screen size of the iPad Pro it’s intended for. The $99 Apple Pencil or $129 Apple Pencil 2 are also covered.
It’s an iPad repair plan
But AppleCare+ can’t be purchased just for these accessories, no matter how expensive they are. It’s only offered for iPad, Mac, iPhone, Apple Watch and other computers. The only non-computers for which someone can buy a stand-alone plan for are AirPods and other headphones.
Plus, this company’s accidental damage coverage must be bought within 60 days of the purchasing the computer. So someone who gets a Magic Keyboard to use with an 2018 iPad Pro that’s not covered by AppleCare+ can’t get coverage for the keyboard.