AppleCare+ for Apple Watch Series 4 Costs $79, Up From $49 for Series 3

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    AppleCare+ for Apple Watch Series 4 models is priced at $79, $30 more than AppleCare+ cost for the Apple Watch Series 3 models.

    The new AppleCare+ pricing for the Apple Watch Series 4 models is listed on purchase pages and on Apple's AppleCare+ product page. Customers purchasing AppleCare+ for a new Apple Watch can pay the $79 up front or pay a fee of $3.99 per month for 24 months.

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    AppleCare+ for Apple Watch Series 3 models is priced at $49 up front or $2.49 per month for 24 months.

    It's not clear why Apple has increased the price of AppleCare+ for the Apple Watch Series 4 by $30, but these models do include larger displays and new electrical sensors to enable ECG functionality.

    The $79 price point applies to both aluminum and stainless steel Apple Watch Series 4 models with LTE + GPS connectivity and GPS connectivity alone.

    AppleCare+ for Apple Watch Series 4 extends warranty coverage up to two years from the date of purchase and it adds coverage for two incidents of accidental damage, each subject to a $69 service fee.

    For Hermès Apple Watch Series 4 models, Apple is continuing to charge $99 for AppleCare+.

    Article Link: AppleCare+ for Apple Watch Series 4 Costs $79, Up From $49 for Series 3
     
  2. skeuomorphism macrumors newbie

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    "priced at $79 per month"

    Surely you don't actually mean "per month"!
     
  3. benshive macrumors member

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    Gee, that's pricey ;)
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    Just a typo. It's $3.99 a month for up to 24 months :)
     
  4. 840quadra Moderator

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    Extra cost is the way of things it seems. Never felt the need for any of my watches though. I tend to avoid slamming my wrist into hard objects these days.
     
  5. jlasoon Suspended

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    Why even bother anymore?

    Apple has gone full r*****,
     
  6. Bazooka-joe macrumors 68020

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    its £89 in the uk :eek: Thats over 100 dollars
     
  7. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    Apple is really making their money back this year.
     
  8. GingerPrince macrumors member

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    Apple are just out and out thieves. So greedy it's untrue.
     
  9. darkpaw macrumors 6502

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    To be fair, the UK price includes Insurance Premium Tax. However, to reach $115 (£89), the taxes in the US would have to be 45% to be equal.
     
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    It's a free market, and you're not forced to buy it.
     
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    No, $79 total, $3.99 per month. Fixed that error, sorry about that.
     
  12. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended

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    So silly how many people don't understand this. Apple isn't even under any requirement to offer any kind of insurance plan.

    If you don't like it, don't buy it. There are numerous other companies that sell electronics insurance. Buy that garbage protection plan from Best Buy and see how much of a nightmare you go through if you ever need to use it.
     
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    “We want to serve everyone. We understand that there is a wide range of what customers are looking for and a wide range of prices that people will pay.” Except for AppleCare+ for Series 4. We just want you to pay the highest price possible over last year’s price.
     
  15. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

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    No. In business world, it is a business strategy to improve profitability. As a lawyer, you should know about business law and not judge quickly before reviewing all facts, a real financial and non financial facts, not “fake” facts.
     
  16. SoApple macrumors regular

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    A business strategy can be greedy.
     
  17. MrGuder macrumors 68030

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    I’m guessing the clown nose red did not fair too well or Apple would not have changed the button. The button actually looks better without the clown nose.
     
  18. ColdShadow macrumors 65816

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    Don’t waste money on it.
    Just use the watch like every other watch.
    you don’t need it,specially considering this unjust huge price hike.
     
  19. 69Mustang macrumors 603

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    Why yes, it is clear. Greed. It's a profit play, plain and simple. All extended warranties are profit plays based on the assumption that more people will pay into the pool than they take out. Apple has conditioned a certain portion of their customers to "just accept it" when it comes to pricing.

    E-Suite: We make a killing on applecare for the apple watch at $49.
    Accounting wonk: We just intro'd new hardware. We can make an even greater killing at $79.
    E-Suite (taps finger on chin): Run it. They'll pay.
    <snaps fingers>
    E-Suite: Hey while we're at it, jack up the price on the battery replacements. With the new products coming out, they won't even notice. Even if they do, they're still going to pay it anyway.

    - conversation overheard at the donut in Cupertino
     
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    Never go full retard.
     
  21. Corsig macrumors regular

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    It’s literally the price you pay for more advanced mechanics and technology inside the watch. Simply don’t buy it if you don’t want it.

    I have to image $40/year for 2 years is worth protecting a $500 investment. However I can’t speak for everyone.
     
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    He did not say anyone is forcing him either. Just his observation. Which is true. And great for Apple if it works. Since that is the whole point of running a business. More profit.
     
  23. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    He said Apple are thieves. You can say they’re greedy, but calling them thieves is pushing it.
     
  24. jlasoon Suspended

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    I'm not sure I would consider any Apple product an investment.
     
  25. Sasparilla macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that's a really big rise in price - up 60% or so from Series 3 last year.
     

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