In the event you’re the sort of one that’s at all times dropping your cellphone, AppleCare Plus might have simply turn into a significantly better deal. As MacRumors factors out, the service now covers “limitless repairs for unintentional injury safety.” In keeping with an archived model of the AppleCare Plus web page from final month, you was once restricted to “two incidents of unintentional injury safety each 12 months.”
Earlier than you toss your cellphone within the air in celebration, although, do notice that the service charges and deductibles are nonetheless round — a display screen or again glass restore will value $29, whereas “different unintentional injury” will run you $99. Additionally, Apple’s high-quality print clearly notes that the injury must be attributable to “surprising and unintentional occasions” to fall underneath AppleCare Plus.
The service itself is, maybe a bit surprisingly, nonetheless the identical worth. (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 worth it used to value to cowl an iPhone 13 Professional. Nonetheless, 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 when you 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 even have you ever lined when you 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 largely simply sits round the home.) I wasn’t capable of finding a single instance of the value for protection going up, although getting AppleCare Plus for the Apple Watch Extremely does value slightly greater than it does for the Sequence 8.
The change can also be retroactive. I bought AppleCare Plus for my iPhone 12 in December 2020, and acquired an e-mail from Apple on Friday telling me that my plan “now protects your lined gadget from limitless incidents of unintentional injury 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: when you 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 when you 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 success to start with.
Replace September ninth, 9:45PM ET: Up to date to notice that the adjustments to AppleCare Plus are retroactive.