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Alongside the launch of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, Apple has introduced a new AppleCare+ plan that's designed to protect against theft and loss.

AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss is priced at $299 (or $14.99 per month over 24 months) for the iPhone XS and XS Max and allows for two incidents of accidental damage, theft, or loss coverage, so long as the purchaser pays the deductible.

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As with regular AppleCare+, Apple will repair accidental damage for $99, but a lost or stolen phone will be more expensive.

It will cost $199 to get an iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6 replaced, and $229 to get an iPhone XR, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, or iPhone 6 Plus replaced.

For a replacement iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone X, customers will need to shell out $269. Getting a new iPhone will require the device in question to have Find My iPhone enabled. Disabling the feature voids coverage, according to Apple.

AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss will be available as a purchase option when pre-ordering an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max this Friday.

It will also be available for the iPhone XR when that device becomes available, and based on the pricing of the plan for the iPhone 8 Plus, it will cost $249 or $12.99 per month for 24 months.

Apple is continuing to sell standard AppleCare+ that offers coverage for two incidents of accidental damage but no theft or loss coverage. Regular AppleCare+ for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will cost $199, so the Theft and Loss coverage is $100 more expensive.

Article Link: Apple Debuts New AppleCare+ Theft and Loss Plan Priced at $299 for iPhone XS and XS Max
 

rafark

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I never saw the point of buying this, but now with theft and lost protection makes more sense
 
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WBRacing

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Wow that’s pretty expensive..

Add it to the cost of the device, which at their price level really needs something like this. At the very least, some form of gadget insurance is needed for a 1k+, easily droppable device.

Makes the whole thing seem very expensive to me these days.
 
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oneMadRssn

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"Theft and loss coverage requires you to have Find My iPhone enabled on your device at the time it is lost or stolen" Yet they make you turn off Find My iPhone when requesting an express replacement, thus leaving your phone vulnerable for a few days while you wait for the replacement. Makes no sense.
 
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HoosBruce

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"Theft and loss coverage requires you to have Find My iPhone enabled on your device at the time it is lost or stolen" Yet they make you turn off Find My iPhone when requesting an express replacement, thus leaving your phone vulnerable for a few days while you wait for the replacement. Makes no sense.
Umm no...

You only have to have the FMI feature turned off when you send them your old device.
 
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kodos

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"Theft and loss coverage requires you to have Find My iPhone enabled on your device at the time it is lost or stolen" Yet they make you turn off Find My iPhone when requesting an express replacement, thus leaving your phone vulnerable for a few days while you wait for the replacement. Makes no sense.

Probably a way to prevent fraud. "I cannot find my iPhone! I'd like a replacement." Sir, give me your Apple ID and authorize us to find it. Cool. It says it is in your home.
 
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noraa

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$299 for a warranty that includes a theft and loss plan is actually pretty damn good. The deductible for the replacement at $269 puts a replacement phone at $568 - a hell of a lot less than the base $1000, and significantly less than the $1449 for the 512GB iPhone XS Max . For those complaining about price, just do the math.

And, if you don't want the theft and loss coverage, just go with the stand AppleCare Plus for $199.
 
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