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MJedi

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Hello all,

I sent a tweet to AppleSupport to clarify the new AppleCare plans.

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So, I'm hoping this is true. The wording on that support page they linked to seems to prove this.

https://www.apple.com/support/products/iphone/

Coverage begins on your AppleCare+ purchase date. If your AppleCare+ coverage is renewed beyond 24 months, any unused incidents will expire and you will get two more incidents to use within the next 24 months of continued coverage.
 

MJedi

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Is the phone still worth enough after two years to justify continuing to pay AppleCare?
Well if someone were to keep their iPhone longer than 2 years, or if it will be passed down to a family member, then it's still worth it.
 

ACG12

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Is this only for a new phone or can someone who's paid for Applecare + and within days of it expiring able to do this?
 

doccho

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Feb 11, 2007
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Is this only for a new phone or can someone who's paid for Applecare + and within days of it expiring able to do this?
This is what I wrote on other thread. The answer is yes, existing coverage can be renewed as it expires. I will try to renew/extend the coverage for my iPhone X.
 

KarmaRocket

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It would be nice if they did this for the Mac and Macbook lines. As well as iMac. People tend to use those machines for far longer than iPhones and iPads. Though it's nice to be able to get a newer battery on an iPhone or iPad if your battery doesn't hold charge as well after 2-3 years.
 

SaSaSushi

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Aug 8, 2007
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This is new and only in America

No, this is not new nor is it limited to the United States.

I got my 8 Plus in October, 2017 on a subsidized 48-month plan from my provider here in Japan, Softbank. I also bought AppleCare+ through them as well and pay for it in monthly installments.

From the start it showed 4 years (October, 2021 expiration) of AppleCare coverage. I can cancel it at any time.

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anitak1982

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I got a new iPhone X just a month before my AppleCare expired. I was offered this but considering the price I decided not to get it. I hope I won't be sorry but I thought if this phone crashes I will just get a newer one and start over with payments.
 

newellj

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This is what I wrote on other thread. The answer is yes, existing coverage can be renewed as it expires. I will try to renew/extend the coverage for my iPhone X.

But I think that's only monthly AC+, correct? I don't think you can renew pre-paid two year AC+ contracts.
 

doccho

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Feb 11, 2007
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But I think that's only monthly AC+, correct? I don't think you can renew pre-paid two year AC+ contracts.
Fortunately, yes, the article indicates pre-paid two year AC+(existing, not even new purchase on or after 9/10) can be renewed changing to monthly payment after the 2-year expires. I can see my $9.99 option on Apple support page now.

To clarify:
1. if you have pre-2-year AC+ on your iPhone, iPad or AW(bought before 9/10), and it soon expires, you can renew and extend the contract with monthly plan.
2. If you are to buy a new iPhone, iPad, or AW, you might choose between two options: 1) full-pay for 2 years of AC+ or 2) monthly payment until cancelled by you (or Apple's policy in the future). Once you chose 1) and when it expires after 2 years, you have option to renew the AC+ contract which would be changed to monthly payment thereafter.
 

newellj

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Fortunately, yes, the article indicates pre-paid two year AC+(existing, not even new purchase on or after 9/10) can be renewed changing to monthly payment after the 2-year expires. I can see my $9.99 option on Apple support page now.

To clarify:
1. if you have pre-2-year AC+ on your iPhone, iPad or AW(bought before 9/10), and it soon expires, you can renew and extend the contract with monthly plan.
2. If you are to buy a new iPhone, iPad, or AW, you might choose between two options: 1) full-pay for 2 years of AC+ or 2) monthly payment until cancelled by you (or Apple's policy in the future). Once you chose 1) and when it expires after 2 years, you have option to renew the AC+ contract which would be changed to monthly payment thereafter.

Interesting - thank you for the clarification/correction!
 
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nordique

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Is this the case for Canada as well? A lot of iPhone X AC+ plans will be expiring soon
 
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