AppleCare+ for Mac Now Available as Annual Renewable Plan From Day One in Three Additional Countries

AppleCare+ is now available as an annually renewable plan for all Mac models, the Studio Display, and the Pro Display XDR in Canada, Australia, and Japan, allowing customers in these countries to pay for coverage on an annual basis from day one.

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For example, customers in Canada now have the option to purchase an AppleCare+ plan for the MacBook Air with the M2 chip for $99.99 per year alongside the existing option of paying $269 for three years of coverage upfront. Full pricing information is available on the AppleCare+ for Mac page in Canada and Japan, but is not shown in Australia.

It was already possible to renew AppleCare+ coverage on an annual basis after the initial three-year period elapsed in Canada, Australia, and Japan, but now customers have the option of paying for AppleCare+ for Mac on an annual basis from the very beginning, which is something that has been possible in the United States since last year.

AppleCare+ for Mac provides up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each subject to a service fee that varies based on the type of damage. AppleCare+ also provides customers with 24/7 priority access to Apple's technical support representatives by online chat or phone while coverage is active.

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Top Rated Comments

erikkfi Avatar
23 months ago
As someone who owns Apple stock, I hope every one of you signs up for this.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aParkerMusic Avatar
23 months ago

You have to get it within 60 days of your initial purchase of the Mac. The point is to be covered for accidental damages
That is not a wholistic description. AppleCare+ does provide you with accidental damage coverage, but beyond the first year the additional limited warranty coverage is just as valuable. Apple products come with a 1 year limited warranty which protects against manufacturing defects and other malfunctions/wear. Every year beyond that, AppleCare+ provides limited warranty type protection along with the accidental. For a Mac in particular, this is a great thing to have.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
23 months ago

So is this a form of extended warranty or just accidental thing?
ie. when my warranty expires can i pay $99/year and have further coverage?
You have to get it within 60 days of your initial purchase of the Mac. The point is to be covered for accidental damages
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sydnxt Avatar
23 months ago
Australian here: It’s not shown in Australia because they require you to use the device for 7 days before making a decision on AppleCare, it’s to prevent upselling. After 7 days elapse you get an email saying you can purchase it for the next 53 days.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aParkerMusic Avatar
23 months ago

So for people on the subscription plans, when the device becomes vintage and Apple no longer supports it does Apple automatically stop charging you the subscription or do you have to make sure you cancel it yourself?
Sadly, no. Apple will charge you, potentially, for 50 years until you realize you didn’t cancel ?

Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrMaxwell Avatar
23 months ago

That would suck if you broke it first ?
In Australia you get 7 days complimentary AC+ when you make a purchase. Local laws mean insurance cannot be sold at POS so Apple has included this work around
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)