Effective today, the Apple Pencil no longer needs to be purchased at the same time as an iPad to be eligible for AppleCare+ coverage, according to an announcement shared with Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers today.

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This means that if a customer has AppleCare+ for iPad, coverage now extends to any first-generation or second-generation ‌Apple Pencil‌ the person may own even if purchased separately. ‌AppleCare‌+ for ‌iPad‌ covers up to two incidents of accidental damage to the ‌Apple Pencil‌, each subject to a fee of $29 plus tax.

‌AppleCare‌+ covers both the ‌iPad‌ and ‌Apple Pencil‌ for two years from the date the plan is purchased. ‌AppleCare‌+ must be added within 60 days of purchasing an ‌iPad‌, but when the ‌Apple Pencil‌ was purchased does not appear to matter.

The news coincides with the launch of new iPad Air and iPad mini models. ‌AppleCare‌+ is $69 for both devices.

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Top Rated Comments

mozumder Avatar
65 months ago
Careful with the Apple Pencil 1. If you don't use them for several months, they completely die off and become unusable.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrUNIMOG Avatar
65 months ago
Careful with the Apple Pencil 1. If you don't use them for several months, they completely die off and become unusable.
Which is the case with any device that has a Li-Po battery:
Let it run empty and then sit for a few months, there's a good chance the battery will be severely damaged or even dead entirely.

I just wish Apple (and every other device manufacturer) would educate people about this a little better.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
itsmilo Avatar
65 months ago
Careful with the Apple Pencil 1. If you don't use them for several months, they completely die off and become unusable.
I noticed this today. I plugged it into my iPad Pro and it took hours to charge. When i got back from work it was at 12 % wtf
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
5105973 Avatar
65 months ago
Careful with the Apple Pencil 1. If you don't use them for several months, they completely die off and become unusable.
What? :eek: I had no idea.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TMRJIJ Avatar
65 months ago
Careful with the Apple Pencil 1. If you don't use them for several months, they completely die off and become unusable.
Yeah. That’s pretty common for a lot of devices with Lithium-based batteries.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
joueboy Avatar
65 months ago
For a $29 fee I’m sure Apple still make a profit from it. :rolleyes:
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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