AppleCare+ May Include Coverage for International Travelers

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The AppleCare+ service, which covers iPhones, iPads and iPods against accidental damage and warranty-related issues, may soon expand coverage to international travelers, reports TechCrunch. Previously, AppleCare+ users could only get coverage in their home country.
    9to5Mac confirms the report with a leaked document suggesting the program for the iPhone 5 will go into effect on Friday.

    As noted in the document, certain iPhone models may not be available for replacement in some countries. For example, the GSM iPhone 5 is not stocked in Brazil, and thus cannot be replaced in that country.

    AppleCare+, which was recently extended to additional countries, is available in the United States, Canada, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Austria, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, the U.K., and the Netherlands. Traveling coverage under the new plan also appears to include countries such as Brazil, India, Korea, Russia, the Middle East, Taiwan, Turkey, and more.

    Article Link: AppleCare+ May Include Coverage for International Travelers
  2. macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
  3. macrumors regular


    Nov 29, 2008
    Monterrey, MEXICO
    Does this apply to existing Aplecare+ costumers?

    I just bought yesterday the Applecare+ for my iphone 5S.

    Should i cancel it? and re-buy it agian this next friday? :confused::confused:

  4. macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2012
    Toronto, Canada.
    Yes it applies to existing customers.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2005
    It's still a rumour.

  6. macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2012
    I don't know if this counts for anything, but before I ordered my iPhone 5S (so, September 19th), I called Apple and asked if the warranty on iPhone was international or domestic. The person I was talking to told me that was a unique feature of iPhone, that both the regular warranty and AppleCare+ are international warranties. He told me I can bring my iPhone to any Apple Store internationally and get warranty service or replacements. Should I assume he lied to me?
  7. macrumors 603


    Jan 8, 2009
    AppleCare is the only other "product" I purchase with a new Mac and/or iPad/iPhone. Without it, I'd have spent thousands on defective displays (Apple will not replace or service at their cost), logic boards, iPhone damage).

    Retail floor specialists pitch AppleCare with new Mac's and iOS devices and used to offer $100 towards a printer and the $99/annual .Mac and MobileMe accounts. It was always "sell, sell, sell", "keep those 'Units Per Transaction' hight!"

    Now I wonder what Apple pushed retail to sell with new Mac's aside from AppleCare.
  8. macrumors 68020

    May 20, 2011
    They still offer one to one training. They'll also ask if you need accessories. Not much has changed.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2011
    That's weird, I once asked in the online Chat that if the warranty would be covered internationally as I had to fly out of the country and couldn't get an iPad replaced locally at that time. They said warranty would apply anywhere as long as it was an Apple store.

    Edit: Or I guess this is for AppleCare+ only and not the standard warranty.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2006
    North England
    International Warranty

    It does, but you may have problems getting a replacement due to different inventory numbers / specifications.

    My MBA bought in Japan with a UK keyboard, died and had to be replaced in the UK. I also had a vice versa issue with a Mac Book Pro.

    On both occasions they were very good, BUT there are issues about getting a swap out as they prefer to repair when the device was sold in another country.

    The issue with the iPhone is that they usually swap out due to the challenges of repairing.

    Additionally AppleCare+ is an insurance product as it also covers accidental damage, and then cover is likely to be geographically limited - that's how insurance companies work.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2011
    yes, they lied to you
    i bought iphone 5 in USA and asked the same question in apple store in philly, they told me it is international warranty as well...what was my surprise when I was told it is not true when I needed a replacement phone in Germany
  12. adamget, Sep 25, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2013

    macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2006
    North England
    And yet a lady in the queue in front of me at the Genius Bar, bought her phone in the USA and it was broken (suspect she bought a dud on flea bay - but that's another issue) and the UK Apple Store was going to repair / replace it, contingent on replacement being last resort due to stocking / model differences, and of course it not being a knock off.

    Looking at the UK T&Cs they include this line:

    Apple may restrict service for iPad and iPhone to the EEA and Switzerland. Only Apple or an AASP should perform service on iPhone or iPad products.

    Notice the "may" - it gives them the option.
  13. macrumors regular


    Sep 11, 2012
    New Hampshire, USA
    I hope they do make this change... of course I always presumed I could take any covered product to any Apple Store, even if it was out of the country.

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