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ssledoux

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On my marketplace thread where I had my iPP listed for sale, a discussion ensued about transferring monthly AppleCare and how/if that would work, since it is linked to your Apple ID payment. Some said that as soon as you removed the device from your list of devices, the AppleCare would cancel. I called Apple twice, and asked two separate people in AppleCare about it. Both said as long as payments continued to be made, the AppleCare would stay active (and I verified that this would be the case if the device was removed from my list and even associated with a different Apple ID - both said yes, it would stay active).

Fast forward to this morning, I was reading over the agreement online in detail, just to be sure the new owner of my iPP could have continued AppleCare, and I noticed that there are different agreements based on the date you purchased your AppleCare. For my dates, there is this information regarding transferring.

Just figured I'd share so people would be sure to look at the agreements based on their AppleCare purchase date instead of just the current agreement if wanting to sell something and maintain a monthly AppleCare plan.
 

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ssledoux

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Okay updating this because I just spoke with Agreement Admin. Agreement can be transferred into new owner's name, but billing still has to be done through original owner's apple account since it's a subscription linked to the ID.

However, I verified yet again (and this was with a senior advisor), that you can indeed remove the device from your Apple ID/device list, and it will stay covered as long as the payments continue to be made.
 

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Okay updating this because I just spoke with Agreement Admin. Agreement can be transferred into new owner's name, but billing still has to be done through original owner's apple account since it's a subscription linked to the ID.

However, I verified yet again (and this was with a senior advisor), that you can indeed remove the device from your Apple ID/device list, and it will stay covered as long as the payments continue to be made.
Oh, I didn't even know that!
 

ssledoux

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So the new buyer has to trust you to keep paying for it?

Yeah, they do. I certainly realize this isn't ideal for a lot of people, but it is different information from what was discussed on my thread, and at least it IS possible to keep the AppleCare on the device if everyone is in agreement.

It automatically bills monthly through your Apple ID until such time as you actively cancel it, so it's not like something you have to remember to do every month.
 
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