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

Wig321

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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.
 
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jk1211

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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.
 
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mac.cali

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No it can’t be added. Only can be added within the first 30 days of original purchase.
 

Wig321

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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.
Well the plan is to cancel AppleCare when they receive the device. I'll look into transferring instead then, thanks
 

lclev

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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.

Lisa
 

jtrue28

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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.
 
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Shadowbech

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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.

Lisa
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?
 

JCCL

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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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