Apple's annual extended holiday return policy began today in the United States and several other countries.

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Most products and accessories purchased between November 10 and December 25 of this year are eligible for return until January 8, 2017 in the United States, Australia, Canada, and select other regions, or until January 20, 2017 in many European countries such as France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Apple products that can be returned include, among other things, the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. The few items that cannot be returned include Apple or iTunes gift cards. Apple products can be opened and used prior to the return date, but must be returned undamaged with the original packaging.

When making a purchase at an Apple retail store, we recommend that you ask for printed and emailed copies of your receipt. Both printed and emailed receipts will indicate the return date for each product purchased, while Apple also lists the cutoff date under the "Your Account" section on its website.

All purchases made before today or after December 25 are subject to Apple's standard 14-day return policy in most countries.

Update: The extended holiday return policy is now reflected on Apple's delivery and pickup page.

Top Rated Comments

Joe Rossignol Avatar
97 months ago
Is there a source for this article because I'm not seeing this information on Apple's web site?
We confirmed with Apple. The information is not reflected on Apple's website yet.
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MICHAELSD Avatar
97 months ago
"But it's not November 10th." *checks date* Wow, time flies.
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mikeylikesit Avatar
97 months ago
The holiday return policy includes refurb items, atleast the refurb iPhone I just purchased earlier this week. Also, the key date is the delivery date and not the order date. I spent an hour on phone with Apple because I ordered a refurb iPhone Nov 8 and it was delivered on Nov 10th. They say it's covered by the extended return date.
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leftynaut Avatar
97 months ago
this includes refurbished, correct?
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TheHorrorNerd Avatar
97 months ago
It's only contract-free phones...
Carrier agreements restrict iPhone purchases with subsidy or financing to 14 days with zero exceptions...

Source - Me (A recent former employee)
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MH01 Avatar
97 months ago
Delivery for the touch bar is 4-5 weeks...you may not get it in time.
Mine is scheduled for 17-24 November delivery
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Funny most people would consider it immoral. But apple waiting 600 days to refresh their macbook pro line has me feeling bitter still.
It would work though
After the price hike and having to buy dongles.....I see nothing immoral about trying the new MacBook Pro over the extended return period. This is the most expansive laptop I have ever bought and it better live upto the price tag or it's going back. To be honest if the prices were more resonable I would not consider returning it .....but at these prices, I'm evaluating it against the 2015 model.
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