HomePod Mini AppleCare+ Coverage Costs $15

Customers who order Apple's newly announced $99 HomePod mini can get AppleCare+ for $15 when pre-orders start on November 6.

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Every HomePod mini comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary tech support, but additional ‌AppleCare‌+ coverage gets up to two years of tech support and accidental damage coverage for the spherical smart speaker from the purchase date.

‌AppleCare‌+ coverage adds up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each subject to a $15 service fee plus applicable tax for ‌HomePod mini‌ or a $39 service fee plus applicable tax for HomePod.

The ‌HomePod mini‌ is compatible with HomeKit and Apple's new Intercom feature, and two placed in the same room will separate sound for an immersive stereo audio experience.

‌HomePod mini‌ requires iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or later, or iPod touch (7th generation) with the latest iOS; or iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation or later), iPad Air 2 or later, or iPad mini 4 or later with the latest iPadOS.

The speakers will launch and start shipping on November 16.

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Top Rated Comments

justperry Avatar
48 months ago
Applecare+ for a $99 Item, you gotta be kidding me.
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nwcs Avatar
48 months ago
Probably needed for anyone with very young kids. It will almost certainly be played with, tossed, or dropped.
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seinman Avatar
48 months ago

Does not.
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Please explain this then:

My interpretation of the discrepancy: you can use minis for mono or stereo audio with Apple TV, but since it doesn’t have beamforming or whatever, it can’t do simulated surround (which the full size one either already can do, or will do in the near future)

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DocMultimedia Avatar
48 months ago

A lot of reports out there of HomePods failing just after 2 years is up.
Look up HomePod death farts. No joke.
Ouch. Hadn't heard about any issues since mine have been fine since day 1. Guess I'm lucky for the moment.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JoeSixPack Avatar
48 months ago

Difference between that and the HomePod?
Younger kids might not be able to lift the original HomePod :D
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TVreporter Avatar
48 months ago

Applecare+ for a $99 Item, you gotta be kidding me.
Can I assume you don't have young kids who will no doubt be attracted to the glowing sphere, put their hands on it and possibly send it crashing to the floor?
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