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Apple Extends Time to Purchase AppleCare+  for iPhone From 60 Days to One Year

Apple Extends Time to Purchase AppleCare+ for iPhone From 60 Days to One Year

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Apple has extended the time you have to purchase AppleCare+ for iPhone from sixty days after purchase to one year.

Although the change has yet to be reflected on the company's website, MacRumors confirmed the new policy with a senior AppleCare advisor.

The one year purchase window now applies to Mac, Apple TV, and iPhone but does not yet apply to the iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch. Notably, the change is retro-active so if you purchased an iPhone within the last year, you are now eligible to get AppleCare+.

AppleCare+ for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus costs $129. You'll need to have your device inspected in store or run a remote diagnostic to purchase AppleCare+ after the fact.

[via MacRumors]

Apple Extends Time to Purchase AppleCare+  for iPhone From 60 Days to One Year

Pamela5 - March 18, 2017 at 8:41am
Finally. Now after the free 1 year basic warranty is over you can purchase apple care instead of paying for a year you would be covered for free anyway. This is good for people that just need protection from manufacturer hardware failure and defects and don't worry about dropping their phone or other consumer fault issues.
chicken_leg - March 19, 2017 at 1:19am
The warranty was always like that already. The difference now is that you can actually get warranty later in the process for example at the 300 day mark of your first year. I feel like if you tried to get a warranty at a really late stage Apple would require a diagnostic test on your phone. This requires you visiting the Apple store, checking out all their cool things, and maybe end up buying something more anyways. This is flexing the power of their diagnostic tools to see if they can go ahead and take your warranty money after their diagnostic tools say your phone is OK, and hope on their end your phone does not have any issues. This is also another point in their arsenal as well to the whole "open repair" thing that has been going around where people are asking Apple to provide authorized shops to genuine parts. If they tell the government that they offer 2 years of warranty it would definitely hurt the need for "open repair."
Appleshit - March 18, 2017 at 3:50am
Fucking hallelujah!!!
Mattt - March 18, 2017 at 6:26am
Still got to pay when you break the phone. And $129 for a longer warranty? Seems excessive.