If you happen to’re the type of one that’s at all times dropping your telephone, AppleCare Plus might have simply turn into a significantly better deal. As MacRumors factors out, the service now covers “limitless repairs for unintentional harm safety.” In accordance with an archived model of the AppleCare Plus web page from final month, you was restricted to “two incidents of unintentional harm safety each 12 months.”
Earlier than you toss your telephone within the air in celebration, although, do observe that the service charges and deductibles are nonetheless round — a display screen or again glass restore will value $29, whereas “different unintentional harm” will run you $99. Additionally, Apple’s high quality print clearly notes that the harm must be brought on by “sudden and unintentional occasions” to fall below AppleCare Plus.
The service itself is, maybe a bit surprisingly, nonetheless the identical value. (Although that was a recurring theme throughout Apple’s occasion on Wednesday). Getting it for a brand-new iPhone 14 Professional will value $9.99 a month or $199 for 2 years, the identical value it used to value to cowl an iPhone 13 Professional. Nevertheless, protecting the iPhone 14 Plus does value greater than protecting the common iPhone 14 or the iPhone 13: it’s $8.99 a month versus $7.99 a month — or an additional $30 if you happen to purchase the two-year plan.
The improve to the service isn’t only for the telephones Apple introduced on Wednesday. You can even get it for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 12, in addition to for the remainder of Apple’s lineup. Sure, this may also have you ever coated if you happen to preserve by chance sending your AirPods by the wash, knocking your iPad off the counter, breaking your watch in a fall, or sitting in your MacBook Professional. (It additionally applies to the Apple TV and HomePod Mini, however I’m hard-pressed to think about the way you’d break a tool that principally simply sits round the home.) I wasn’t capable of finding a single instance of the worth for protection going up, although getting AppleCare Plus for the Apple Watch Extremely does value a bit greater than it does for the Collection 8.
The change can be retroactive. I bought AppleCare Plus for my iPhone 12 in December 2020, and obtained an e mail from Apple on Friday telling me that my plan “now protects your coated system from limitless incidents of unintentional harm from dealing with.” The e-mail continued, saying that the additional safety comes at no extra cost, and that I didn’t must do something to activate it.
One last essential factor to notice: if you happen to get AppleCare Plus with theft and loss safety, replacements for stolen or misplaced iPhones are nonetheless restricted to 2 per 12 months. You’ll nonetheless get the limitless repairs, however if you happen to utterly lose your iPhone greater than twice a 12 months, you’ll be out of luck — not that it sounds such as you had a lot luck to start with.
Replace September ninth, 9:45PM ET: Up to date to notice that the adjustments to AppleCare Plus are retroactive.