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.