Being a company that works internationally, Apple has to follow the rules on a per-country basis. Which means, as things change, so does Apple's methodology for certain things. Like offering up a standard warranty.
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.
Adding extended AppleCare+ coverage to the $549 AirPods Max will set you back an extra $59.
If you don't have optional AppleCare+ extended warranty for the HomePod mini, Apple will charge you a fee of $79 per an out-of-warranty repair of the new $99 Siri-powered speaker — which is only $20 cheaper vs. buying a new one. Apple announced the new HomePod mini a month ago in an effort to widen the addressable market for its smart speakers. The full-size HomePod wasn't updated last month and continues to retail for $299.
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.
Apple fans in Canada, Australia and Japan now have the option to pay for extended AppleCare+ warranty coverage for their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch devices on a monthly basis, should they choose to do so, rather than pay upfront for the entire period with a discount.
In addition to its slew of other releases, Apple on Tuesday opened up its AppleCare+ support service to its line of headphones. Starting today, you can added AppleCare+ to any pair of AirPods or Beats headphones for just $29.
In addition to checking the warranty status for your devices using the official Apple Support app or the company's warranty-check webpage, you can also check the warranty status of your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch directly on the device itself, and we show you how.
Apple today unveiled a new 10.5-inch iPad Air and a fifth-generation iPad mini, both rocking better chips and Apple Pencil support. The devices come with Apple's standard 1-year limited warranty with an option to purchase an extended AppleCare+ coverage, priced at just $69.
If you're planning on purchasing a brand spanking new MacBook Pro notebook anytime soon, especially that fully-loaded $6,699 configuration, you're wholeheartedly recommended to get the extended AppleCare+ hardware repair coverage, and here's why.
Some Apple Watch models over time may develop swollen or expanded batteries, especially older models such as the original Apple Watch and Apple Watch Series 1 and 2.