Apple Lowers Prices of AppleCare+ Plans for M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro [Updated]

Apple today lowered the prices of AppleCare+ plans for MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro models equipped with the M1 chip. Coverage offered by the plans, as well as accidental damage fees, appear to remain unchanged.

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In the United States, AppleCare+ for the MacBook Air now costs $199, down from $249. The new price applies to both M1 and Intel-based MacBook Air models, although Apple no longer sells the Intel-based model directly.

For the 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple has split AppleCare+ into two separate plans for the M1 and Intel-based models, with pricing for the M1 model lowered to $249, down from $269. Notably, the price of AppleCare+ for the Intel-based 13-inch MacBook Pro remains $269, so customers opting for the Apple silicon model now receive a slight discount.

The new lower prices are also available in other countries we've checked, such as Canada, with discounts varying based on the local currency.

Customers who recently purchased AppleCare+ for one of the affected MacBook models can contact Apple Support for assistance with cancelling their current AppleCare+ plan and purchasing a new one at the lower price, according to information obtained by MacRumors, but Apple did not provide a cutoff date for eligibility.

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. AppleCare+ also provides 24/7 priority access to Apple's technical support representatives by online chat or phone.

Update: The lower AppleCare+ prices for the 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro powered with the M1 chip are now available in the United Kingdom.

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Top Rated Comments

WestonHarvey1 Avatar
18 weeks ago
Must be dividends from not having to constantly replace keyboards.
Score: 54 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Alex3917 Avatar
18 weeks ago
Given that the Intel chips are no longer cooking the logic boards of every computer every two years, I guess it makes sense.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
krspkbl Avatar
18 weeks ago

Seems like many Apple are not buying the Apple care with new macs.
yeah Apple ain't doing this out the goodness of their heart. if they could get away with keeping the higher price they would.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving Avatar
18 weeks ago
Seems like many Apple fans are not buying the Apple care with new macs.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
18 weeks ago
Never have, never will. Except for the normal wear and tear, Apple devices I have are just as good as when I bought them.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Absolute Trainwreck Avatar
18 weeks ago

That is called narhågin,apple just wands to make shore they don•t lose due to cirrency fonversion, and I have no idea of difference in return polecy, vompolsary warentee etc between canada and the us
Bro are you typing on a MacBook Pro by any chance
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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