AppleCare+ is now available for Mac devices and will notably add upto 2 incidents of accidental damange coverage. Apple’s iconic device protection package touted has AppleCare has been available for all Apple devices since long, and supports device protection coverage to iPhone, iPad and Mac devices. It does not support accidental damange made by the user though, on the Mac.
This is set to change with AppleCare+. AppleCare+ is not officially announced by Apple, but there are listing for Mac on the Apple website.
AppleCare+ for Mac extends your coverage to three years from the original purchase date of your Mac and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other damage, plus applicable tax.
AppleCare+ costs different prices for different MacBook models.
- AppleCare+ for MacBook / MacBook Air to be priced at 249 USD.
- AppleCare+ for 13 inch MacBook Pro to be priced at 269 USD.
- AppleCare+ for 15 inch MacBook Pro to be priced at 379 USD.
- AppleCare+ for iMac to be priced at 169 USD.
- AppleCare+ for Mac Mini to be priced at 99 USD.
- AppleCare+ for Mac Pro to be priced at 249 USD.
AppleCare+ is not available easily. The Mac machine for which you apply for AppleCare+ will have to go through a diagnostic test, to check if the machine’s applicable for AppleCare+ purchase. Plain speak, you can buy AppleCare+ only with a new Mac machine, or apply for AppleCare+ purchase within 2 months of your new Mac.
If you already have a Mac, make sure it is 2 months at the maximum to buy a AppleCare+ package.
AppleCare+ is clearly useful at times of accidental damange like water penetration, screen damage. These cannot be repaired with AppleCare.
Just like AppleCare, AppleCare+ will support AirPort, Apple memory (RAM) and Apple USB SuperDrive. 24×7 priority support’s available with AppleCare+ too.