AppleCare+ Now Available For Mac With Accidental Damage Coverage
Jun 5, 2017 1:35 pm PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple today introduced AppleCare+ for Mac, an extended warranty plan that provides accidental damage coverage for a service fee. AppleCare+ for Mac is available in the United States and Japan only. In other countries, the standard AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac without accidental damage coverage remains available.


AppleCare+ extends a Mac's warranty coverage to three years from its original purchase date, and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other damage. Prices are based in U.S. dollars.

AppleCare+ for Mac also includes 24/7 priority access to Apple experts by chat or phone. It replaces the AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac, which was essentially the same as AppleCare+, but didn't include accidental damage coverage like Apple has long offered for devices like the iPhone and iPad.

AppleCare+ for Mac is available for the 12-inch MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Pro, and Mac mini for between $99 and $379. The service fees are additional in the event of accidental damage. Prices are between equal and $30 higher than the old AppleCare Protection Plan, which doesn't cover accidental damage.

AppleCare+ can be purchased alongside a new Mac, or customers can buy it online or in store within 60 days of purchasing a Mac.


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14 months ago
Is this change retroactive? I purchased AppleCare for my MBP early in the year.
Rating: 7 Votes
14 months ago
Now that's a big deal, specially since we're going to drop a ton more on the floor without MagSafe.
Rating: 5 Votes
14 months ago
What I don't understand is why the new AppleCare+ is only available in the US and Japan. I'm in Canada and we usually get everything the same time, it's odd that no one has brought this up. I spoke to a couple of apple employees and they didn't have a clue. Maybe it's a staggered release, who knows. I'd prefer to have the accidental coverage and I'm annoyed because I really want to update my 2012 15 MBP but don't want to buy it then get screwed out of the coverage when they release it. ('https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/2017-macbook-pro-is-up-to-20-faster-than-last-years-model-in-benchmarks.2049461/page-7#post-24661804')
Rating: 1 Votes
14 months ago
I heard from an EDU channel person that the new EDU price for 15" MBP is $259, up from $239. This is not yet reflected on the Apple EDU store online... so I hope this comes through.
Rating: 1 Votes
14 months ago
I just asked in chat with a rep and she said I CAN still get the AppleCare plan at an EDU price, but there is no way to allow the accidental plan after 60 days.

She said she could help me set up the purchase. When I go to the verify page I get a loop of "Click to learn more" and never get the option to "Learn more and buy now" like it says I should.

Not sure how I feel about this. I guess I'll have to check out the plan's details.


Rating: 1 Votes
14 months ago
On the phone figuring it out now. Will post back answer on process.
Rating: 1 Votes
14 months ago
Process is to refund the coverage that was still on the machine. Then purchase the new agreement at the new terms that include the damage coverage.
I now have the updated plan that covers accidental damage.
Rating: 1 Votes
14 months ago
If they would include a: "If something bad happens to your Mac, you'll get a similar temporary Mac on loan”… I'd get this in a heartbeat...

I still keep finding myself having two Mac's just in case one of them stops working
(just like my very first Macbook Pro did)... which seems a bit much...
Rating: 1 Votes
14 months ago
Sorry Guys, I'm miffed too but I don't think we can get coverage on our 61+ day old Macs. I never though Apple would offer Accidental but it looks like you will pay dearly for it (but much cheaper than a replacement Mac).

It pays to be an early adopter :rolleyes:.
Rating: 1 Votes
14 months ago
I'm going to be like Mr. Wonderful and summarize here...

AppleCare+ is the new norm, and MUST be added within 60 days of original purchase. Allegedly, there is an EDU discount down to $259... though this is not yet reflected on the online EDU store.

AppleCare IS STILL AVAILABLE at the moment... and more importantly, CAN BE ADDED WITHIN 12 MONTHS of the original purchase. Even if you were unable to get a special link from Apple to purchase, there are several 3rd party sources where these can still be purchased.
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