AppleCare+ With Theft and Loss Coverage for iPhone Now Available in Three Additional Countries

AppleCare+ with theft and loss coverage is available in three additional countries starting today, including France, Italy, and Spain.

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In addition to accidental damage coverage, the upgraded AppleCare+ plan includes coverage for up to two incidents of iPhone theft or loss every 12 months, with each incident subject to a €129 service fee. The plan itself costs up to €229 upfront for a two-year term or up to €11.49 per month depending on the iPhone model.

For example, if a customer's iPhone 13 Pro Max was lost or stolen and they had AppleCare+ with theft and loss coverage, they could file a claim for a replacement iPhone for a €129 fee instead of having to purchase a new iPhone outright for over €1,200. In France, Italy, and Spain, theft and loss claims are handled by insurance company AIG.

AppleCare+ with theft and loss coverage costs up to an extra €60 upfront or up to an extra €3 per month compared to the standard AppleCare+ plan.

AppleCare+ theft and loss coverage requires the customer to have Find My enabled on their iPhone at the time it is lost or stolen, and throughout the claims process, according to Apple. During the claims process, the customer will be asked to erase their missing iPhone, disable it, and transfer ownership before they can be issued a replacement device.

More details are available on the AppleCare+ for iPhone page in France, Italy, and Spain. Apple also has a support document with additional information.

AppleCare+ with theft and loss coverage for the iPhone is also available in the United States, Australia, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

Top Rated Comments

tonie walker Avatar
23 months ago

They should enable this in third world countries I think it would be more helpful
developing countries…
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
beanbaguk Avatar
23 months ago

They should enable this in third world countries I think it would be more helpful
"Third world"? What decade are you living in?

A Third World country is an outdated and offensive term for a developing nation characterized by a population with low and middle incomes, and other socio-economic indicators.

I suggest switching that to "Developing nation".

As a Colombian, it irks me when people call my country "third world". There's nothing "third world" about Colombia or the nations that are referred to this way.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrJM Avatar
23 months ago

This is a complete rip-off. There is absolutely no need for AppleCare+ when it comes to warranty repairs. In Europe, Apple must give 2 years without question. For example, my first iPad stopped working literally 23 months after I purchased it. I went to Apple, I was given a new one without question.

In the UK, things are taken further and consumers have a law that protects them for up to 6 years. If a device fails in that time, it must be covered by Apple. It's not a choice. It's law and Apple even put this in their UK site:

https://www.apple.com/uk/legal/statutory-warranty/uk/

When it comes to insurance, pretty much all my credit cards have me covered with a 100eur excess (less than what Apple state for up to 2 years from the purchase of the phone). American Express, N26 and I even think Revolut has some sort of policy too.

I guess it depends on the policy, but this covers not only loss or theft, but accidental damage and covers ALL my devices including my iPhone, watch, iPad, MBP and even my work Android device.

So in short, this service is a bit of a scam.
That’s all well and good but if you drop your phone and smash it to pieces or have it stolen or lose it the extra warranty won’t cover that.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FreakinEurekan Avatar
23 months ago

This is a complete rip-off. There is absolutely no need for AppleCare+ when it comes to warranty repairs. {followed by largely incorrect info}
First, AppleCare+ covers accidental damage, and loss, neither of which are covered under Consumer Law

Second, in MANY countries that have consumer law (including UK) the manufacturer is not liable under consumer law. The seller is. So unless you buy the phone from an Apple Store or the Apple Online Store, you’re dealing with whomever sold the phone to you, not Apple.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svish Avatar
23 months ago
Great to hear. Want it to be available in more countries.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
beanbaguk Avatar
23 months ago

"Third world"? What decade are you living in?

A Third World country is an outdated and offensive term for a developing nation characterized by a population with low and middle incomes, and other socio-economic indicators.

I suggest switching that to "Developing nation".

As a Colombian, it irks me when people call my country "third world". There's nothing "third world" about Colombia or the nations that are referred to this way.
@LeeW what do you find so amusing?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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