AppleCare+ Coverage for Mac Can Now Be Extended Beyond Three Years

In addition to making AppleCare+ available for the Apple TV for the first time, Apple is now allowing AppleCare+ coverage for Macs to be extended indefinitely in the United States, according to an updated support document.

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After paying upfront for an AppleCare+ plan for a Mac, the initial coverage period remains three years, but customers now have the option to purchase additional coverage that automatically renews annually until canceled. The new coverage must be purchased within 30 days of the end date of the original coverage, according to Apple.

Previously, there was no way to extend AppleCare+ coverage for a Mac once the initial three-year coverage window elapsed.

AppleCare+ for Mac provides up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other damage. Customers with an active AppleCare+ plan also have 24/7 priority access to Apple's technical support representatives by online chat or phone.

AppleCare+ coverage for Mac remains capped at three years outside of the United States.

(Thanks, Elijah!)

Top Rated Comments

neoelectronaut Avatar
16 months ago
Applecare has saved my butt numerous times and will forever be a purchase on basically any Apple product.

I'm at the point where I'm using computers for seven to ten years before they need replacing, so keeping Applecare up for more than the usual three years is super appealing.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsimcon Avatar
16 months ago
Historically, Apple has only made repair parts available for Macs seven years old or less. How will this work if someone keeps paying for AppleCare+ annually or monthly beyond seven years? Will Apple offer repair parts for these older Mac indefinitely?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Realityck Avatar
16 months ago
Its great Apple is finally offering extended AppleCare. :cool:
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stuartfuk Avatar
16 months ago
I tend to keep my Mac Pros for 3-5 years. Extended cover would certainly make a high end iMac more appealing, where currently a component failure renders the device and screen useless.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sasparilla Avatar
16 months ago
This is really nice to see.


Historically, Apple has only made repair parts available for Macs seven years old or less. How will this work if someone keeps paying for AppleCare+ annually or monthly beyond seven years? Will Apple offer repair parts for these older Mac indefinitely?
Sounds like one of those details where it'll stop at the end of support. Have always thought Apple should take support to 10 years on Mac's (the tech just isn't advancing like it was decades ago), would love to see them boost it.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gugy Avatar
16 months ago
Not a bad idea but the issue AppleCare prices for some products are getting out of hand.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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