AppleCare+ has been one of the most preferred extended warranty plans for Apple devices including iPad and iPhone. Unlike AppleCare, the AppleCare+ also covers accidental damages and each of the damages will be charged a separate fee. Apple has now announced that the AppleCare+ will be available for Mac as well and users will be covered for two incidents of damage post which the usual replacement rates will hold good.
AppleCare for Mac is something that has been available for quite some time and for most of the users it makes sense since the plan covers hardware failures and extends the original warranty by another two years. Now with the AppleCare+ Mac users will be protected by accidental damages as well, something that the usual AppleCare doesn’t cover.
Every Mac comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary support. 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.1 In addition, you’ll get 24/7 priority access to Apple experts by chat or phone.
That being said, I couldn’t spot the AppleCare+ for Mac on Apple India website and it is quite possible that the warranty is launched only in select regions as of now. Also, here is a small caveat, in order for your Mac to qualify for the AppleCare+ is should be purchased within the last 60 days and the laptop will be subjected to a diagnostic test before it’s okay for the warranty.
This is how much the AppleCare+ would cost for the Mac- MacBook/MacBook Air-$249, 13-inch MacBook Pro-$269, 15-inch MacBook Pro-$379, iMac-$169, Mac Mini-$99 and the Mac Pro $249. For additional information, you can head over to Apple website.