Apple is extending the purchase window for U.S. and Canadian customers to buy AppleCare+ warranty for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other products. According to an internal memo procured by Bloomberg, the Cupertino tech giant has extended the eligibility for AppleCare+ to an entire year after the purchase of an Apple device customers.
Most Apple devices come with a one-year limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary technical support. Now, users can further extend their coverage by purchasing the additional warranty or the AppleCare Protection Plan.
AppleCare purchase window extended
Currently, users have 60 days after the purchase of a new iPhone, Mac, or other devices to add additional warranty coverage. The additional warranty and support program includes coverage for repairs and at least two cases of theft, loss, or accidental damage. This extension is from a 60-day window to a one-year window that should encourage more customers to purchase additional coverage after their initial purchase.
An important point to note is that the company has stated that the offer is available to customers who buy AppleCare+ in full or who pay via installments using Apple Card. The offer will not be available for customers who pay via other monthly payments.
“This gives customers another opportunity to protect their device and have access to all the AppleCare+ benefits,” Apple wrote in a memo to staff seen by Bloomberg News. The company told employees the offer is available to customers who pay for AppleCare+ in full versus monthly payments, or for those that subscribe via installments on the Apple Card credit card.
When purchased with the product, AppleCare+ provides one additional year of warranty coverage for iPhones and iPads and two added years for Mac, plus covers accidental damage. The extended warranty is also available for other Apple products including the Apple Watch, AirPods and Beats headphones, HomePod, the Pro Display XDR, and iPod touch.
Users can purchase AppleCare+ for any Apple device they own by getting it screened at an Apple store or through a diagnostics test if you want to order the additional warranty over the phone.