AppleCare+ for MacBooks just got more affordable


2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and AppleCare
It now costs less to insure several MacBook models against breakage with AppleCare+.
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Apple dropped the cost of AppleCare+ breakage insurance plans for MacBooks with the M1 processor by up to $50.

These plans offer deeply-discounted repairs on two accidents for every twelve months of coverage.

The price for AppleCare+ for the MacBook Air is $199. Previously, it was $249. And the insurance plan for the 13-inch MacBook Pro now costs $249, down from $269.

Both of these notebooks use the M1 processor. The cost of AppleCare+ for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with an Intel chip didn’t drop. It’s still $269.  And the price of coverage for the 16-inch MacBook Pro also did not change. It remains at $379.

AppleCare+ must be purchased within 60 days of buying the Mac. Those who recently bought one of these plans can return it and rebuy at the lower cost, according to MacRumors.

AppleCare+: How to save on repairs

Apple devices come with a one-year limited warranty, and 90 days of tech support. AppleCare+ extends that by years. And, more importantly, adds breakage coverage.

A broken MacBook Air or 13-inch MacBook Pro will be repaired at a cost of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other damage.

AppleCare+ is also available for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and other devices. And users have the option to pay for it month-by-month.