Apple reminds AppleCare+ subscribers of major change it’s made to the service

Apple previously announced it was making changes to Apple Care+ and on Friday the company sent emails to AppleCare+ subscribers reminding them of the changes. The biggest improvement Apple made was getting rid of the cap that limited covered repairs to two cases of accidental damage each year. Under the new terms, repairs are now covered for an unlimited number of accidental damage claims in a year.

AppleCare+ now covers an unlimited number of incidents causing accidental damage to your phone

In the email, Apple wrote, “Your AppleCare+ plan now protects your covered device against an unlimited number of incidents of accidental damage from handling (instead of two incidents every 12 months) while the plan is active and in effect. Each incident is subject to applicable service fees. This extra protection costs you nothing and you don’t have to do anything.”

AppleCare+ subscribers will still be responsible for the service cost of each repair which is $29 for damage to the screen or back glass (iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone 14 only). You will pay $99 for other accidental damage and $149 for theft or loss (this is optional and is limited to two incidents in 12 months). You can have your iPhone battery repaired if it retains less than 80% of its original capacity. You can check it by going to Settings > Battery > Battery health.

Subscribers get 24/7 access to experts by phone or chat, same-day service in most metropolitan cities around the world, and on-site screen repairs at your home or office. If your repair isn’t related to the back glass or screen repair, a replacement unit can be shipped to you so you don’t have to spend too much time without a phone while yours is being repaired. You can mail your damaged iPhone or take it to the nearest Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider.

The price of AppleCare+ varies with each device. For AppleCare+ service that includes theft and loss, the new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will cost $13.49 per month (which continues in effect until cancelled) or $269 for a two-year term . The iPhone 14 Plus is priced at $12.49 per month or $249 for a two-year term. For iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, and iPhone 12, the monthly price is $11.49 or $219 for a two-year term. And you can even purchase AppleCare+, including theft and loss, for the third-generation iPhone SE ($7.49 per month, $149 for a two-year term).

If you want AppleCare+ with theft and loss coverage, you must activate Find My when the device is stolen or lost and also during the claims process. Apple writes “Find My must remain activated and your iPhone must remain associated with your Apple ID throughout the process of claiming theft or loss. During the process of claiming theft or loss, you will be asked to erase your device missing, disable it and transfer ownership before you can receive a new device.”

You can buy AppleCare+ coverage directly from your iPhone

If you don’t want theft and loss coverage, AppleCare+ is a bit cheaper. For the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, you’ll pay $9.99 per month or $199 for two years of coverage. For iPhone 14 Plus, the monthly price is $8.99 and the two-year term price is $179. AppleCare+ coverage for iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12 is $7.99 per month and $149 for a two-year term. Finally, the third-generation iPhone SE is priced at $3.99 per month and $79 for a two-year term.

You can purchase the AppleCare+ package you want at the same time as purchasing your new iPhone, or you can purchase it within 60 days of purchasing your iPhone. You can buy it directly from your device by going to Settings > General > About and select AppleCare+ coverage available.

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AppleCare+ packages can also be purchased online of this website. You will need to verify the serial number of the iPhone you wish to cover and run a remote diagnostic test. AppleCare+ can also be purchased from the Apple Store (proof of purchase and inspection required). Or, you can call 800-275-2273 (you must run remote diagnostics and provide proof of purchase). If you already have AppleCare+ and want to extend coverage, visit this page.

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