AppleCare, and AppleCare+, has been around for quite some time. It's one of the most standard features for Apple's products up to this point. Apple spiced things up in 2018 by adding another option, AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss, to the mix. And now that special coverage option is available in a. couple of more regions.
Apple provides several ways of viewing coverage status and AppleCare+ eligibility for your iPhone, iPad, Mac and other devices, including the dedicated Apple Support app and warranty check webpage. If you don't have the full Support app installed on your device, Apple lets you check the warranty status and AppleCare+ coverage of all your devices with a special App Clip.
With the macOS 11.3 Big Sur software update or later, Apple customers can browse useful information related to their computer's 1-year standard warranty, or any extended AppleCare+ coverage, without having to use the Apple Support website or a dedicated Support app on iOS.
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Up until today, AppleCare+ covered two incidents of accidental damage every 24 months with the extended warranty coverage. Now the service has been updated to offer even better coverage.
The extended AppleCare+ signup window will be available for all Apple devices and work with the monthly payment option. AppleCare+ is Apple's optional extended warranty with accidental damage coverage. It should not be confused with your free 1-year AppleCare warranty.
Typically, when you buy new Apple-branded hardware covered by AppleCare+, you only have 60 days to purchase the extra coverage. That is changing, though.
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