iPhone, Mac get another shot at AppleCare+ coverage after pricey repairs

iPhone and Mac get another shot at AppleCare+ coverage after pricey repairs

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iPhone and Mac get another opportunity at AppleCare+ coverage after expensive repair
Regretting not having AppleCare+ after you broke your iPhone screen? You get another shot at it.
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Anyone who ever paid to have their Mac or iPhone fixed, and then kicked themselves for not having AppleCare+, reportedly will get a second chance to buy the breakage insurance coverage.

That would help cover the cost of any future repairs.

AppleCare+ offers breakage insurance

AppleCare+ offers deeply-discounted repairs in exchange for an up-front fee. For example, it covers up to two incidents of accidental breakage every 12 months for iPhone or Mac.

The cost varies by device, and there’s a small fee for each repair. Still, it can be a considerable savings. For example, the iPhone 13 is $149 for two years of insurance, plus $29 for repairing the display each time. Otherwise, a single repair is $279.

AppleCare+ coverage must be purchased within 60 days of buying the device. But that’s going to change under certain circumstances, according to MacRumors. An internal Apple memo says that an iPhone or Mac that’s just been fixed at an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider can have AppleCare+ added. The computer must be less than a year old and in good condition.

To be clear, the customer only has the option to add Apple’s breakage insurance after they’ve paid for the previous repair.

The extension of AppleCare+ availability is reportedly already available in every country where Apple offers its insurance coverage. That said, it apparently currently only covers iPhone and Mac, not iPad or other products.