What you need to know
- Apple has made it even easier for customers to buy AppleCare+.
- A new report says the company is now offering the chance to buy AppleCare+ after a costly repair.
- A device must be less than a year old and would have to undergo an inspection.
A new report says Apple is now offering customers in-store the chance to buy AppleCare+ on both iPhone and Mac following a costly repair.
According to MacRumors:
The system appears designed to offer customers who have not bought AppleCare+ and then fallen foul of a costly accident the chance to get AppleCare+ for any future mishaps. Importantly, this does not negate any of the cost of the initial repair or incident, but would only cover future repairs. MacRumors explains:
MacRumors says that this policy is in effect in Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Provider locations "in all countries and regions where AppleCare+ is available."
It comes as Apple recently made a huge announcement that it will soon start allowing customers to make their own device repairs on its two best iPhones, the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, as well as M1 Macs down the line.
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