Though Apple’s information page for AppleCare+ hasn’t been up to date but, it’s now attainable so as to add the AppleCare+ prolonged protection to iPhones inside a 12 months window, as an alternative of the earlier 60 day restrict.
You’ll discover within the picture beneath that my iPhone was bought in November 2016 with protection expiring November 2017. Nevertheless there’s now a discover on the prime exhibiting “Eligible for AppleCare+” together with a hyperlink to “Learn more and buy now.”
We’ve examined this with an iPad and Apple Watch and it appears this alteration solely applies to iPhones, at the very least for now. We’ve additionally have the ability affirm this replace with Apple workers and this doesn’t appear to be obtainable in different nations in addition to the US for now.
The hyperlink results in the next web page the place Apple gives the choice to purchase the prolonged protection.
In Apple retail shops an inspection of the machine is required earlier than buying AppleCare+, though Apple additionally gives to promote the service settlement with distant diagnostics.
AppleCare+ for iPhone 6s/6s Plus and iPhone 7/7 Plus is $129 and a bit much less at $99 for the iPhone SE. Notably, final fall the deductible for display screen harm dropped from $79 to $29.
This new choice so as to add AppleCare+ to iPhones inside 1 12 months now matches the Mac AppleCare window and also will probably assist with Apple’s objective of doubling their services revenue within the subsequent 4 years.