Apple Debuts New $29 AppleCare+ Plan for AirPods and Beats

Alongside new iPhones, Apple Watch models, and an updated iPad, Apple today released a new $29 AppleCare+ plan that's designed specifically for headphones like AirPods and Beats devices.

AppleCare+ extends the warranty of AirPods, Beats earphones, and Beats headphones to two years from the date of purchase (up from one year) and includes two incidents of accidental damage coverage for a $29 service fee.


The AppleCare+ plan for headphones can be bought when purchasing new AirPods or Beats or within 60 days of the purchase. Buying AppleCare+ after the initial purchase will require a visit to an Apple Store or by calling a specific support number and running a remote diagnostic.

AppleCare+ is available for the following devices:
  • AirPods
  • Beats EP
  • Beats Pro
  • Beats Solo3 Wireless
  • Beats Studio3 Wireless
  • BeatsX
  • Powerbeats Pro
  • Powerbeats3 Wireless
The plan covers the headphones, the battery, and the included USB charging cable along with the aforementioned two incidents of accidental damage. Software support is also included, and Apple's support staff will be able to answer any questions that Beats and AirPods owners have.

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2 weeks ago
Soon they’ll be selling AppleCare Protection for your AppleCare Protection Plan
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2 weeks ago

Not entirely sure why all the negativity around this?


Not sure, either. It’s not like Apple’s forcing anyone to buy it. I think it’s a good thing to have this available for those who want it.
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2 weeks ago

Not entirely sure why all the negativity around this?


The negativity comes from people who have no understanding of business. Apple is a business. Sure, sometimes Apple (wrongly) gives the impression that it's a charitable social justice organization. But in the end, it's a business. It's there to make a profit in order to survive and continue to exist.

The problem above is with the people thinking that Apple is forcing them to pay for a $29 extended warranty (AppleCare). They don't understand that it's just an option, usually taken by Apple customers with expendable income (e.g. the Kardashians and all the millionaire celebrities and Twitter influencers that use Apple products).
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2 weeks ago

Soon they’ll be selling AppleCare Protection for your AppleCare Protection Plan

I’ll wait for the AppleCare+ for AppleCare.
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2 weeks ago
Ahh, a way to grow the Services revenue so they can inflate statistics later on in the year. They’ll sell a bunch of these at that $29 price.
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2 weeks ago
Not entirely sure why all the negativity around this?
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2 weeks ago

Not entirely sure why all the negativity around this?


That’s all I expect to see now. It’s hard to find normal / rational comments. Sad.
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2 weeks ago

Not sure, either. It’s not like Apple’s forcing anyone to buy it. I think it’s a good thing to have this available for those who want it.


The negativity comes from people who have no understanding of business. Apple is a business. Sure, sometimes Apple (wrongly) gives the impression that it's a charitable social justice organization. But in the end, it's a business. It's there to make a profit in order to survive and continue to exist.

The problem above is with the people thinking that Apple is forcing them to pay for a $29 extended warranty (AppleCare). They don't understand that it's just an option, usually taken by Apple customers with expendable income (e.g. the Kardashians and all the millionaire celebrities and Twitter influencers that use Apple products).


I get AppleCare+ on all my devices, and would have taken this out on my AirPods 1.5 had it been available. My wife and I both have Powerbeats Pro so may get it for those.

AC+ has allowed my to replace my iPP 10.5 3 times for screen bright spot issues, iPhones for faults with home button, and AW with mic and display issues. All with a quick chat and Express Replacement, zero hassle.
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Nice we get 2 years as standard in Europe.

If the plan exists here, does it extend it to 3 years?


Is that in Europe, or in the European Union..........?
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2 weeks ago
Nice we get 2 years as standard in Europe.

If the plan exists here, does it extend it to 3 years?
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2 weeks ago

I've had my launch AirPods replaced three times for free. Apple hands out replacements as soon as you say "one of them is too quiet or doesn't connect properly" and the warranty resets so I don't really see a need for this.


If they are replaced from the Bar, the warranty does not reset. If they are replaced with “finished goods” (in the original packaging) it does reset.
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