Apple's Extended Return Policy Now in Effect for 2022 Holiday Shopping Season

Apple today announced that its extended return policy is now in effect for the holiday shopping season. The policy applies to most products that Apple sells, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, AirPods, HomePod mini, and more.

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In the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, and select other countries, most items purchased between November 4, 2022 and December 25, 2022 may be returned through January 8, 2023:

Items purchased at the Apple Online Store that are received between November 4, 2022 and December 25, 2022, may be returned through January 8, 2023. Please note that all other terms and conditions provided in the Apple Online Store Sales and Refunds Policy are still applicable with respect to such items purchased. Items purchased by carrier financing are not eligible for extended returns and are subject to the Standard Return Policy. All purchases made after December 25, 2022 are subject to the Standard Return Policy.

In a few other countries like Italy, Spain, and Japan, there is a longer extended return policy in effect, with most items purchased between November 4, 2022 and January 6, 2023 eligible for return through January 20, 2023.

More details are available on Apple's returns and refunds page.

Top Rated Comments

sziehr Avatar
5 weeks ago
Let the extended test drives of Apple Watch ultra commence
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
5 weeks ago

That also means that there is no new products before January 21, 2023 (or more likely March to have a bit of distance).

Because if there would be a new MacBook, all the people from Christmas would come and return it to buy a new one!
I don't think we will see a new Apple product until Spring. Most likely in March/April time frame. Apple is pretty much done at this point. I do suspect we might see Apple AR/VR headsets by 1st quarter of 2023.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
5 weeks ago

Yes, but do you buy AppleCare+ for a month or two just in case something happens?

I only ask ‘cause I do. My luck something would happen to a product I didn’t want, I’d get stuck with it and have to pay for a repair.

???
This extended return policy definitely makes it appealing. I wouldn't recommend buying an AppleCare + for only a month or so. In addition, you can sign up for a monthly plan that way you are not stuck with it.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Schmitti81 Avatar
5 weeks ago
That also means that there is no new products before January 21, 2023 (or more likely March to have a bit of distance).

Because if there would be a new MacBook, all the people from Christmas would come and return it to buy a new one!
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
max2 Avatar
5 weeks ago
Awesome time to buy!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
5 weeks ago

But do you think if you’re within the return period time, something happens and you use the AppleCare+ to fix it, you’d be able to still return the device? ?
That is a very good question. I'm 99% sure you should be able to return the device. I baby my Apple products so much that I don't even pay attention to AppleCare.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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