Is iPhones apple care service international?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by adelnoushad, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. adelnoushad macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2017
    i am planing to buy an iphone 7 plus from china but is the apple care bought from here valid in india? or can i buy an apple care from india ?
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    AppleCare+ for the iPhone does not provide international coverage.

    If you buy the phone in China, it has to be serviced in China.
  3. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2011
    The Netherlands
    I nearly made the same BIG mistake for my Canon photography gear! Oops

  4. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Yes and no.

    AppleCare + is effectively an insurance these days, and you are correct it's only valid in the region that you purchase it, if you want to make a claim...that is , you pay the replacement cost.

    The warranty component is international, where apple replaces or fixes the device under warranty.

    My proof, bought my 5S in the UK with UK AppleCare + and had the device replaced in Australia under AppleCare . Same happened to my 6S plus, bought in Australia with AppleCare + and had it replaced last week under AppleCare .

    Now had I damaged the device myself and wanted to replace the device, I'd have had to take it back to the country to where I got my AppleCare + , as it would be an insurance claim affectively.

    I hope this helps OP

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