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AppleCare+ for Apple Watch Priced at $49/$69/$1500, Combo Plans With iPhone $100 More

Apple began accepting Apple Watch pre-orders at 12:01 AM Pacific today and disclosed further AppleCare+ pricing details for the wrist-worn device in the process. AppleCare+ for Apple Watch plans cost $49, $59 and $1,500 for the Sport, Watch and Edition models respectively, while accidental damage coverage is subject to an additional service charge of $69 for Sport, $79 for Watch and $1,000 for Edition.

AppleCare+ Apple Watch Pricing
Apple is also offering AppleCare+ combo plans that cover both an Apple Watch and iPhone for a combined price of $149 (Apple Watch Sport and iPhone), $169 (Apple Watch and iPhone) and $1,600 (Apple Watch Edition and iPhone). These plans are likely offered for convenience purposes, rather than being a discount, as they cost one dollar more than purchasing AppleCare+ for Apple Watch and iPhone separately.

One potential benefit of purchasing an AppleCare+ combo plan for Apple Watch and iPhone is that Apple appears to be covering undamaged iPhones that are up to six months old. Apple's standalone AppleCare+ for iPhone plan requires that customers purchase the warranty plan within 60 days of buying an iPhone. You are still required to add an iPhone to the AppleCare+ combo plan within 60 days of buying the coverage.

Apple Watch AppleCare
AppleCare+ extends an Apple Watch's warranty coverage to two years from the date of purchase for the Sport and Watch, and three years for Edition, and provides accidental damage coverage for up to two incidents. Without AppleCare+, purchases of the Apple Watch Sport and the stainless steel Apple Watch will be covered by a limited one-year warranty for hardware repairs and 90 days of complimentary support.

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57 months ago
Looks like the combo prices actually cost $1 more than separately.
Rating: 7 Votes
57 months ago

Fair prices.

Cool about the combo plan.

Very fair, I don't see how they make money, I think they should be charging more to those who can afford it actually.
Rating: 6 Votes
57 months ago
Fair prices.

Cool about the combo plan.
Rating: 4 Votes
57 months ago

Separately for Apple Watch and iPhone is: $69 + $99 = $168
Purchased as a bundle: $169

Why?


ACT (Apple Convenience Tax), and you're probably so godforsaken rich that an extra dollar makes absolutely no difference.
Rating: 4 Votes
57 months ago
Separately for Apple Watch and iPhone is: $69 + $99 = $168
Purchased as a bundle: $169

Why?
Rating: 2 Votes
57 months ago

AppleCare Plus for Sport in US = $49. $49 = £33. Allowing for taxes, and rounding it up, it should be £39, but its £49.

AppleCare Plus for Collection in US - $69. $69 = £46. Using the same method, it should be £49, or at least £59. However, its the same, £69.

AppleCare Plus for Edition in US - $1500. $1500 = £1020. Using the same method, it should be £1099, or at least £1119. Regardless of that, AppleCare Plus is £1500.

I really think the prices should be lower in the UK.


UK prices include VAT,
US prices don't include sales tax normally as they vary from state to state.

Correct me if I'm wrong!
Rating: 2 Votes
57 months ago
AppleCare Plus for Sport in US = $49. $49 = £33. Allowing for taxes, and rounding it up, it should be £39, but its £49.

AppleCare Plus for Collection in US - $69. $69 = £46. Using the same method, it should be £49, or at least £59. However, its the same, £69.

AppleCare Plus for Edition in US - $1500. $1500 = £1020. Using the same method, it should be £1099, or at least £1119. Regardless of that, AppleCare Plus is £1500.

I really think the prices should be lower in the UK.
Rating: 2 Votes
57 months ago

$1,500 (or equivalent) insurance for a watch / device, which doesn't include accidental damage?

What does this cover, that wouldn't be covered under the minimum 2-year EU guarantee? Just curious..


It gives you one more year of warranty and it has accidental damage coverage (for 2 incidents), but you just have to pay an extra $1000 as a deductible.
Rating: 1 Votes
57 months ago
Does anyone know if apple care can be bought later? I was in a hurry to preorder but did not select apple care for the watch.
Rating: 1 Votes
57 months ago

This is great news for those with 6/6+ and forget to add it back then.


I just called Apple Store Support and they said no, you only have 60 days from the time of the iPhone purchase. This article is unfortunately wrong.

Has anyone actually gotten this to work?

Edit: I called a second time and also confirmed this. The iPhone has to be purchased within 60 days.
Rating: 1 Votes

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