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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.

Optimize your Mac’s performance for a full year

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Most of us can’t imagine what we would do without our trusty MacBook — it holds important work files, personal documents and fond memories. But with the threat of malware, spyware and a host of other menaces looming every time you connect to the internet, it’s worth investing in software that extends the longevity of your device.

Not only does Outbyte MacRepair scan your computer for security threats, but it also checks for performance issues, junk files and unused apps that clog up your valuable Mac storage space. Essentially, it optimizes your Mac’s performance.

Apple gives you more time to add AppleCare+ breakage insurance to your new device

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2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and AppleCare
With this promo code, you'll save big on a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.
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The window to buy into AppleCare+ breakage insurance is reportedly expanding enormously. Purchasing this service adds accidental damage coverage to an iPhone, Mac or other Apple product. The deadline after buying a new device is currently 60 days, but that’s apparently lengthening to up to a year.

Apple independent repair program makes it easier to get Macs fixed

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Digging around inside a Mac isn’t for the faint of heart. Apple now makes Mac repair easier with tools and training.
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Apple opened the Independent Repair Provider Program to Mac. Starting Monday, Apple will provide parts and training to third-party businesses so they can fix macOS computers.

Previously, the program only made it easier for independent repair shops to service out-of-warranty iPhones.

Apple will make four more Macs obsolete at end of 2016

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It's time to upgrade.
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If you own a Mac that was made between 2009 to 2011 it is about to become officially obsolete.

Apple plans to no longer offer support for two MacBook Pros, a Mac mini and MacBook, according to a new report that reveals the devices are set to join the long list of vintage Apple products.