Other Sold my iPhone from the iPhone upgrade program, AppleCare cancelled, can the new owner purchase AC?

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  1. Wig321, Oct 7, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2018

    Wig321 macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2018
    I've sold my iPhone from the iPhone upgrade program, I've cancelled AppleCare, can the new owner purchase AppleCare again for the device before the 12 months is up?

    Edit - plan was to cancel AppleCare when they receive the device.
  2. jk1211 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2018
    You cannot buy Applecare on any used device, so no.

    But it's unclear what you did here exactly. With IUP you were paying for Applecare too in the monthly price, so if you paid off the phone you also paid off Applecare for 2 years.

    You could have transferred Applecare to the new owner if so. If you paid it off and then canceled an requested a refund from Apple for the unused portion, the new owner cannot rebuy it.
  3. mac.cali macrumors 65816

    Mar 16, 2012
    No it can’t be added. Only can be added within the first 30 days of original purchase.
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    60 days.
  5. Wig321 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2018
    Well the plan is to cancel AppleCare when they receive the device. I'll look into transferring instead then, thanks
  6. lclev macrumors regular


    Jul 29, 2013
    Actually I am not sure you would have to transfer it. I purchased a used Macbook Air off of eBay that still had an extended apple care plan and when I took it in for an issue I had no problems with coverage.

    I believe applecare is tied to the device not the owner.

  7. jtrue28 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2015
    Lexington, KY
    You have to either cancel or transfer. The new owner can’t make any claims on the device until you request transfer through Apple. It’s a very easy process.
  8. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    Correct that AppleCare is tied to the device and you can't transfer AppleCare plus from one device to the other. But you can transfer the ownership of the AppleCare plus when you sell the device.

    OP- If you sold your phone and the buyer is looking to get AppleCare plus, do not cancel it. Just sell the device with it and transfer the ownership, see if the buyer can pay you more?
  9. JCCL macrumors 6502a

    Apr 3, 2010
    I ended up canceling AppleCare for my iPhone X. Got reimbursed more than half of the original cost. Put that towards buying AppleCare for my XS Max. People are not just paying for it.

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