Apple’s extended holiday return policy is now live leading into early 2022

Normally, Apple’s return policy for the majority of the products the company sells is set at 14 days. There are some exceptions and caveats, but, for the most part, that’s the hard and fast rule. That is until the holiday shopping season arrives. That’s when Apple decides to extend the policy quite a bit, giving holiday gift givers and receivers some additional time.

As first noted today by¬†MacRumors, Apple’s extended holiday return policy is now live in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, and a few other countries. This means that, starting now, November 1, 2021, items purchased from Apple can be returned until January 8, 2022.

However, it should be noted that in the United States, purchases made after December 25, 2021, will be subject to the standard 14-day return period.

Per Apple’s confirmation today, which is an update to its standard returns and refunds answer sheet:

Items purchased at the Apple Online Store that are received between November 1, 2021 and December 25, 2021, may be returned through January 8, 2022. Please note that all other terms and conditions provided in the Apple Online Store Sales and Refunds Policy are still applicable with respect to such items purchased. All purchases made after December 25, 2021 are subject to the Standard Return Policy.

The original report also points out that in some countries, including Italy and Spain, most purchases made between November 1, 2021, and December 25, 2021, can actually be returned to Apple until January 20, 2022. So they’ll have a bit longer than most of the other countries.

Do you have any plans to get yourself or someone else an Apple-branded gift this year?