This morning Apple has expanded their Apple Care+ program for all Mac computers, to Australia. This is after offering it to the iPhone and iPad range for a number of years.
Apple Care+ for Mac, which also includes all MacBooks, extends the warranty to three years. But in addition, includes two cases of accidental damage, from cracked screens to external damage, and so on.
Accidental damage does incur a fee on top of the price of Apple Care+, however, ends up being much cheaper without. For example, should you crack the screen of your Mac, you will pay just A$149. Without, it can be several hundred, to well over A$1,000 – depending on your Mac. The A$149 service fee also extends to external damage but goes up to A$429 for anything else.
In addition, you will get priority 24/7 access to Apple experts via chat or phone through getsupport.apple.com.
The cost of Apple Care+ does vary depending on which Mac computer you own or have purchased. It is important to note that Apple Care+ must be purchased within 60 days of you buying your Mac.
Pricing for Apple Care+ in Australia is as follows:
MacBook 12-inch: A$299
MacBook Air: A$299
13-inch MacBook Pro: A$329
15-inch MacBook Pro: A$449
Mac mini: A$119
iMac and iMac Pro: A$199
Mac Pro: A$299
You can purchase Apple Care+ from Apple’s online store, over the phone, or at an Apple retail Store.