Best Buy could start selling the AppleCare and AppleCare+ extended warranty protection plans for various Apple products as soon as Sunday, September 13. According to an internal training video obtained by MacRumors, Best Buy’s outlets in the United States are gearing up to sell Apple’s extended warranty plans for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and other eligible products, such as the 27-inch Thunderbolt Display.
If the sources are right, Best Buy will become Apple’s first non-carrier retailer to sell extended warranty plans which are normally offered via Apple’s retail store and on the company’s online store.
Those planning on buying an AppleCare or AppleCare+ extended coverage via Best Buy will be permitted to receive service directly at Best Buy, or at one of Apple’s retail stores.
The extended AppleCare+ warranty for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch purchased through Best Buy will reportedly cover the accessories in the box and include accidental damage coverage for the same service fees charged by Apple. In addition, Best Buy’s standard warranty will be also included.
“Best Buy will continue to offer revamped Geek Squad warranty plans for non-Apple products, including Geek Squad Protect & Support, Protect & Support Plus, 24/7 Support and Product Replacement,” wrote MacRumors.
Now, Apple should announce new iPhones at a media event on September 9.
The new hardware should go on sale ten days later, meaning the AppleCare+ premium coverage for Apple’s mobile devices should be available in time for the launch of so-called ‘iPhone 6s’ and ‘iPhone 6s Plus’.