Apple Debuts AppleCare+ for iPad with Accidental Damage Coverage

In line with our report from late yesterday about a new AppleCare+ extended warranty program for iPad, Apple has indeed introduced the new program with accidental damage coverage today. Availability is listed as "coming soon".
Every iPad comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary support. AppleCare+ for iPad extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPad and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a $49 service fee. Whether you use your iPad with a Mac or a PC, just one phone call can help resolve most issues.
Priced at $99 in the United States, AppleCare+ for iPad must be purchased within 30 days of the date of purchase for the covered iPad. AppleCare+ purchases made separate from the iPad purchase must be made at an Apple retail store in order to verify the device purchase date and condition of the device.



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96 months ago


Ok, so how do I verify my iPad so I can buy AppleCare+ since I live so far away from an apple retail store?


You can't. they won't let you buy AppleCare+ if they can't see the iPad and make sure it turns on and isn't already damaged.


Am i simply not allowed to order it from the store?


Sure. Order it with your iPad.


Can I FaceTime apple or something so they can verify the condition of the iPad?


No.


This policy is the same as the iPhone 4s AppleCare+, how did apple deal with the requirement on that device?


Same rules. Buy it at time of purchase or you have to go in for an appointment.

The best you might be able to do is find an Apple Authorized Sales and Repair shop in your area and maybe they can do the verification etc for you. I would call the AppleCare 800 number and ask them. If that will work they can probably tell you a shop to go to
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