Apple today reduced the price of AppleCare+ for 9.7-inch iPad and iPad mini models to $69 in the United States, down from $99.

applecare ipad
AppleCare+ was previously $99 for any iPad, but that price now applies to iPad Pro models only. The lower $69 price for the iPad and iPad mini has been offered by select Best Buy stores for the past several months.

AppleCare+ is an optional warranty plan that extends an iPad's or iPad mini's warranty period to two years from the original purchase date of the device, and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $49 plus applicable taxes in the United States.

AppleCare+ for iPad also provides 24/7 priority access to support advisors via online chat or phone for up to two years after the device's original purchase date. Without the plan, iPad owners are covered by Apple's limited one-year warranty and an initial 90 days of complimentary telephone support.

Apple charges out-of-warranty repair fees of $299 for the iPad mini 3 and iPad mini 4 and $249 for most 9.7-inch iPad models, including the sixth-generation model introduced at its education event today. By comparison, the upfront cost of AppleCare+ for iPad plus one incidental fee is $118, so the warranty can pay for itself.

AppleCare+ pricing for 9.7-inch iPad and iPad mini models has also been reduced in other countries, including Australia, Canada, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Prices vary based on local currencies.

(Thanks, Christian!)

Related Roundups: iPad mini, iPad
Related Forum: iPad

Top Rated Comments

PickUrPoison Avatar
77 months ago
Speaking of the mini, I wonder how long Apple intends to sell the current A8 model? A new A10 based mini with Apple Pencil support should be able to price out at around $249.

I know some (a lot?) think the mini is dead but I still think we’ll see a refresh. The screen area is almost twice as large as a 6.5” iPhone X Plus and it would cost 75% less, and with Pencil support I think it would sell pretty well.

It might even have to price at $279-299 because it could negatively affect gross margins otherwise, due to cannibalization of the larger 9.7” model.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrklaw Avatar
77 months ago
I purchased a Gen 5 iPad (2017) a few days ago but waited to add AppleCare. I keep trying to add AppleCare but they are charging me $99 still. Wonder if I'd have to return and re-buy it?
regardless, return it and buy the 2018 if only for the better CPU which will last you longer.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chrfr Avatar
77 months ago
I purchased a Gen 5 iPad (2017) a few days ago but waited to add AppleCare. I keep trying to add AppleCare but they are charging me $99 still. Wonder if I'd have to return and re-buy it?
Return the 2017 iPad and get the 2018 one; there is no good reason to keep the obsolete one.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
techwhiz Avatar
77 months ago
Speaking of the mini, I wonder how long Apple intends to sell the current A8 model? A new A10 based mini with Apple Pencil support should be able to price out at around $249.

I know some (a lot?) think the mini is dead but I still think we’ll see a refresh. The screen area is almost twice as large as a 6.5” iPhone X Plus and it would cost 75% less, and with Pencil support I think it would sell pretty well.

It might even have to price at $279-299 because it could negatively affect gross margins otherwise, due to cannibalization of the larger 9.7” model.
I bought the 9.7 iPad Pro but would have bought a Mini if it had pencil support.
I like the smaller form factor.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

Six Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Thursday February 22, 2024 4:20 am PST by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models concurrently, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different, and already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
General Apps Messages

iOS 17.4 to Add This 'Groundbreaking' New Messaging Feature

Friday February 23, 2024 5:05 am PST by
With iOS 17.4, set to arrive in March 2024, Apple is bringing a new cryptographic security feature to iMessage called PQ3. This "groundbreaking" and "state-of-the-art" protocol provides "extensive defenses against even highly sophisticated quantum attacks," according to Apple. Let's break down what that means. Apple's iMessage service already supports end-to-end encryption, but security...
iPhone Notch

Apple Explored These Notch and Dynamic Island Designs for iPhones

Friday February 23, 2024 2:05 pm PST by
With the iPhone 14 Pro models in 2022, Apple introduced the Dynamic Island, which can morph and expand to display system alerts, sports scores, and a variety of other information. The feature makes the space surrounding the front camera and Face ID sensors useful compared to the notch on older iPhone models. Apple explored a variety of ideas for the iPhone's notch area over the years before...
New Macs iPads iOS 17 4

What to Expect at Potential Apple Event in March: iPads, Macs, and More

Friday February 23, 2024 8:35 am PST by
Apple often holds its first media event of the year in March, so the company could be just weeks away from announcing new products. Below, we have outlined what to expect from a potential Apple Event this March. Past Apple Events in March Apple has held five events in March since 2015:Monday, March 9, 2015 Monday, March 21, 2016 Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Monday, March 25, 2019 Tuesday,...
iOS 17

When Will Apple Release iOS 17.4 for iPhones?

Friday February 23, 2024 11:56 am PST by
Apple has been beta testing iOS 17.4 for nearly a month now. Below, we explain when the update is likely to be released to all users. In its press release announcing major App Store changes in the EU, which were implemented in response to new regulations under the EU's Digital Markets Act, Apple confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released at some point in March:Developers can learn about these...
iOS 17

iOS 17.4 Coming Soon With These New Features for Your iPhone

Monday February 26, 2024 6:08 am PST by
In a press release last month, Apple confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released in March, and the update includes several new features and changes for the iPhone. Key new features in iOS 17.4 include major App Store changes in the EU, Apple Podcasts transcripts, and an iMessage security upgrade. The update also adds new emoji and includes preparations for the launch of next-generation CarPlay...