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On Saturday, Sept. 18, 9to5Mac reported about the new Apple update on its AppleCare+. It has reportedly extended its AppleCare+ reach to few more countries. Such countries include Spain, France, and Italy. Here’s everything you need to know about the update.
AppleCare+ new countries: What you should know
Initially, AppleCare+only accommodates customers from Australia, Germany, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. For most Apple customers in America, the said service has been there for almost a decade now.
As first seen by Apple Insider, an updated details on their website’s “support document” were posted. As said on the updated page, all countries like the ones mentioned above can now have their AppleCare+ services.
However, it was also clarified by Apple on the same page that “not all products and buying options are available in all countries or regions.” That means the prices for AppleCare+ and its perks could vary in each country that is accepting the said feature.
What is AppleCare+?
If you do not how AppleCare+ works for your benefit, here is a quick explanation of what it does.
For example, you bought the latest iPhone 13 from Apple today. Normally, Apple only offers a specific number of months or years for their products’ warranty service. Sometimes Apple users seek to extend the said warranty card. But, of course, Apple can be strict on these rules.
If you are using AppleCare+, the said warranty date on your device will be extended at least a year from your original date on the warranty.
As explained by 9to5Mac, the warranty could cover any Apple devices you have: iPhone, Apple Watch, or iPad.
With the example of the iPhone 13, once you break the model, the AppleCare+ would only charge you $99 for its repair bill. This was compared to non-AppleCare+ users, who might face massive charges, depending on the damages from your phone.
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One catch on AppleCare+ new users, though. Apple advised you to remember to purchase the said warranty coverage “within 30 days from your original coverage ends.”
As explained, there is a possibility that the AppleCare+ coverage will not be accepted once the date ends.
How to apply for AppleCare+?
If the AppleCare+ services are still new for you, here are quick steps on how to apply for it online.
As said on the Apple support page, users must first check their Apple devices when their coverage expires. To do that:
- On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, go to Settings > General > About, then tap the name of your AppleCare plan.
- Or go to mysupport.apple.com and sign in with your Apple ID. Then choose your device from the list.
- You can also find the expiration date in the Proof of Coverage or Plan Confirmation message that is sent to you when you purchase the AppleCare+ plan.
Once you see that the date had already passed, Apple might not give you the said services. So, it is important to check it first.
If you are ready to purchase the AppleCare+, you can just do the first step from the above instruction and tap the AppleCare+ Coverage Available. Once done, just follow the instructions that will be said on your device.
According to 9to5Mac, AppleCare+ in the newly-added countries will start its prices at 229 euros.