In the past, Apple computers came with a one-year limited warranty that you can extend by purchasing the company’s product. AppleCare + service. This not only protects your computer for a longer period of time, but also covers it against accidental damage and gives you access to 24/7 technical support. Previously, you could not extend your warranty beyond three. years offered by AppleCare +, but that is about to change.
In a new spotted by , the company says customers in the United States can extend the AppleCare + plan on their Macs, as long as they pay to renew coverage within 30 days of their original plan ending. Ongoing coverage will continue to renew each year until a customer cancels it. The support page doesn’t mention any limit on how long people can continue to extend their plan, so we reached out to Apple for more information. We will update this article when we hear from the company.
With Macs, AppleCare + covers up to two incidents of accidental damage every 12 months. Display issues and external damage come with a service charge of $ 99, while more serious issues cost $ 299 to repair. In other words, while you’re still paying to fix your Mac, the cost is far less than what out-of-warranty repairs will cost you.
Outside of the United States, it is currently not possible to extend the warranty of a Mac computer beyond three years. However, people in Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, and the UK can extend the AppleCare + plan on their iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch on a monthly basis beyond the original two years of protection. This is something that Americans can do now too. As with the Mac extension, you must purchase the additional protection within 30 days of the end of the original plan. Finally, Apple also makes AppleCare + available for its streaming devices. The plan covers the new Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD for three years.
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