Is iPhones apple care service international?

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  1. adelnoushad macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    I nearly made the same BIG mistake for my Canon photography gear! Oops

    Cheers
     
  4. MH01 macrumors G4

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    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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