AppleCare+ for HomePod Will Cost $39

The HomePod, set to be released on February 9, will be eligible for an AppleCare+ protection plan like all of Apple's devices.

AppleCare+ for the HomePod will be priced at $39, according to an internal memo sent to retail employees and shared by 9to5Mac. AppleCare+ for HomePod will extend warranty coverage for the HomePod from one year to two years, with two years of telephone support included.

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The AppleCare+ coverage will provide support for two incidents of accidental damage, each subject to a $39 service fee. Accidental damage includes damage done to the HomePod by the user - repairs for manufacturing issues will be free.

Like AppleCare+ for Macs, Apple TVs, and iPads, coverage for AirPort devices is included in AppleCare+ coverage for HomePod. The AirPort must be purchased up to two years before the iPad or during the term of the HomePod's AppleCare+ coverage to be eligible for included repairs.

At $39, AppleCare+ for the HomePod is relatively inexpensive, and comparable in cost to AppleCare+ for the Apple TV, which is priced at $29.

AppleCare+ for HomePod will likely be available for purchase this Friday, right alongside the HomePod. Apple plans to begin accepting orders for the device on January 26, with an official launch to follow two weeks later on February 9.

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Top Rated Comments

Pandaboots Avatar
45 months ago
I wish Apple would just warranty everything for 2 years standard instead of nickle and diming. Their 250 billion cash hoard can handle the x% of defective devices.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spazzcat Avatar
45 months ago
Less than 1/4 the features of the Amazon Echo/Google Home at 5 times the price, where do I sign up!
You know this for listening to music, right?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
The Game 161 Avatar
45 months ago
Less than 1/4 the features of the Amazon Echo/Google Home at 5 times the price, where do I sign up!
Care to explain how it has less features when it's suppose to be far better for playing good sound?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ericgtr12 Avatar
45 months ago
Less than 1/4 the features of the Amazon Echo/Google Home at 5 times the price, where do I sign up!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ZipZap Avatar
45 months ago
Why would anyone need AC+ for this device.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aluminum213 Avatar
45 months ago
Will Siri suddenly not be garbage?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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