Whenever Apple launches new products, it also uses to change / readjust the AppleCare their. You have no idea what that is? I explain.
What is AppleCare +
AppleCare is an extended warranty that the company offers for its products. Typically, appliances with a one year factory warranty; with AppleCare, this warranty jumps to 2-3 years (depending on the product).
A few years ago, Apple left the AppleCare Protection Plan side (in some countries like Brazil it is still offered, however) and started to commercialize the AppleCare + which, in addition to the 2-3 year warranty, also offers two accidental damage repairs for a fee.
It is worth noting that, when purchasing a new product, you even have 60 days to buy AppleCare + – after that period, Apple no longer allows the device to be protected by its extended warranty.
Now that iPhones 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, The Apple Watch Series 5 it’s the 10.2 ″ iPad are among us, it’s important for you to stay on top of news if you plan to buy a device abroad and wanted maximum protection – after all, even though Apple doesn’t market AppleCare + here in Brazil, it does support products that are protected by it . ?
AppleCare + for iPhones 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max
The AppleCare + values for the new iPhones were exactly the same as those charged by the company in 2018, when the iPhones XR and XS / XS Max were launched. The last adjustment happened when the iPhone X was launched.
Here are the prices:
- AppleCare + for iPhone 11: $ 149
- AppleCare + for iPhones 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max: $ 199
The fees charged for repair in case of accidental data also remain the same:
- Screen Repair: $ 29
- Device replacement: $ 99
AppleCare + for Apple Watch Series 5
AppleCare + values for new smartwatches also remain the same:
- AppleCare + for Apple Watch Series 5: $ 79
- AppleCare + for Apple Watch Edition and Hermès: $ 149
The charges for accidental damage repairs are as follows:
- Apple Watch Series 5: $ 69
- Apple Watch Edition and Hermès: $ 79
AppleCare + for 10.2-inch iPad
In the case of the new Apple tablet, the amount is the same as charged for iPad Air and mini: $ 69. If you buy an Apple Pencil with the iPad, the accessory will also be covered by the extended warranty.
The repair fees are as follows:
- iPad: $ 49
- Apple Pencil: $ 29
New: AppleCare + for headphones
Further expanding the AppleCare + catalog, the company started offering protection for AirPods and some Beats headphones.
Paying $ 29, the user is protected for two years against any problems with their headphones. If you need to make an exchange for accidental damage (the person is entitled to two exchanges), the fee is also $ 29.
These are headphones that can be covered by the extended warranty:
AppleCare + with Theft and Loss
Apple also offers the option called AppleCare + with Theft and Loss, which in addition to the extended warranty and accidental damage repairs, has protection against theft and loss of the device.
However, it is not recommended for those who live outside the United States because it only offers coverage for theft and loss of the device in the American territory – that is, it is no use buying an iPhone in the USA with this AppleCare, returning to Brazil, being robbed and looking for company to receive a new device. It’s not gonna happen.
It is worth noting that, when buying AppleCare + for the iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, there are options to make a single payment or pay monthly, as if it were a subscription (which ends up being a little more expensive, but you pay in installments) ).
The problem is that, in our experience, the “installment” payment method does not work for tourists who are visiting the USA, for example – only for those who are American citizens, really. But it never hurts to try. ?
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