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AppleCare+ for Mac With Accidental Damage Coverage Expands to Canada, Mexico, and Europe

AppleCare+ for Mac with accidental damage coverage is now available in Canada, Mexico, and many countries across Europe and the Middle East, including Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.


AppleCare+ for Mac was previously limited to the United States, Australia and New Zealand, and Japan, but its availability expanded to the aforementioned countries following the conclusion of Apple's special event in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

AppleCare+ provides up to three years of hardware coverage and tech support for an eligible Mac, effective on the purchase date of the plan. This includes up to two incidents of accidental damage, each subject to a service fee that varies based on damage to the screen, external enclosure, or other components.

In the UK, for example, the per-incident fees are £79 for screen or external enclosure damage, and £229 for other damage.

The accidental damage fees are in addition to the cost of the AppleCare+ for Mac plan itself, which varies. The plan is available for the MacBook, MacBook Air, 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and Mac mini.

AppleCare+ for Mac benefits are in addition to any legal rights provided by consumer law in the aforementioned countries.

AppleCare+ can be purchased alongside a new Mac on Apple's website, at Apple retail stores where available, and at select Apple Authorized Resellers or Apple Authorized Service Providers. It can also be added within 60 days of a Mac's purchase date, pending an inspection or diagnostic test.

In these countries, AppleCare+ for Mac replaces the basic AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac, which didn't include accidental damage coverage. Apple continues to offer the AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac in certain countries, such as Spain, Finland, Norway, Poland, Taiwan, Singapore, and Brazil.



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2 weeks ago

That's a Mac Pro

https://www.apple.com/mac-pro/specs/




;)
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2 weeks ago
What's that cylindrical black thing in the image? Looks vaguely familiar.
Rating: 2 Votes
2 weeks ago

Does this mean that if I paid for the 3 years Apple Care I get new benefits or that I need to pay extra to get these new benefits?


I suspect you could upgrade to AppleCare+ if you're still within your first years warranty (the usual period within which you can buy AppleCare. Outside of that window, I bet it's not possible.

It has questionable value too. £399 in the UK to cover a MacBook Pro (some £150 more than before) and there is an excess of £79-£229 for accidental damage. The increase or the excess makes sense, but not both.
Rating: 1 Votes
2 weeks ago

What was the outcome, please? And what were the cost differences in the end.

I wonder if you buy the cheap vanilla APP's off Ebay sellers, can those be upgraded for nothing (or cheap) to AC+ via a call to Apple?

e.g. APP for a Mac Mini can be gotten for £15 on Ebay, vs AC+ directly from Apple at £99.



I spoke to an agreement administrator who was able to refund the full amount i paid for apple care (~350 CAD with my student discount) and is in the process of getting me set up with apc+ with the student discount over the next few days (i couldn't manually repurchase it with the discount, only full price. the difference is something like $70 CAD.
Rating: 1 Votes
2 weeks ago
That's a Mac Pro

https://www.apple.com/mac-pro/specs/
Rating: 1 Votes
2 weeks ago
I don’t need AppleCare here in Norway, we have 5 years coverage, including support if there is a problem with the product under Norwegian Consumer Protection Law.

In terms of accidental damage, what is going to happen to a Mac sitting on the desk all day long? Anyway I still have insurance that covers accidental damages.
Rating: 1 Votes
2 weeks ago
Only for macs?? What about AppleCare+ for iPhones on Europe?
Rating: 1 Votes
2 weeks ago

We're talking about "AppleCare+", rather than the previous "AppleCare Protection Plan".


This also isn't available outside of western-european countries.
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