AppleCare+ Guide: Benefits, Savings, and more

Get all the important information you need about AppleCare+ in this guide. Including what it is, benefits, pricing, potential savings, and more. All of which are designed to offer extended warranty, expert support, piece of mind, potential cost-savings, and more.

What is AppleCare+?

AppleCare+ is an Apple product and service which is available for eligible Apple products you’ve purchased up to 60-days after. And provides several benefits depending on the product. These include extended warranty, accidental damage repairs, 24/7 priory support, battery service, and more.

Key Benefits

Features and benefits of AppleCare+ does vary between Apple’s key product range, as outlines below:

ProductKey Benefits
Mac Computers (MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, and more)– Up to three years of support and additional hardware coverage directly from Apple
– Two incidents of accidental damage, including screen replacement and other enclosure damage
– 24/7 priority access to technical support
– Battery service coverage
iPhone (iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone SE, and more)– Up to two years of support and additional hardware coverage directly from Apple
– Two incidents of accidental damage to your iPhone, earphones, and accessories
– 24/7 priority access to technical support
– Battery service coverage
iPad (iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, and more)– Up to two years of support and additional hardware coverage directly from Apple
– Two incidents of accidental damage to your iPad, Apple Pencil, Apple-branded iPad Keyboard, and more
– 24/7 priority access to technical support
– Battery service coverage
Apple Watch (Series 5, Edition, Nike+, and more)– Up to two or three years of support and additional hardware coverage directly from Apple
– Two incidents of accidental damage to your Apple Watch, and accessories
– 24/7 priority access to technical support
– Battery service coverage

Pricing

The cost of AppleCare+ does vary depending on the product and model you’ve purchased. Recommended Retail Pricing for AppleCare+ in Australia for each product is as follows:

AppleCare+ ProductPrice
for iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, XS Max or iPhone XA$269
for iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone 7 PlusA$199
for Apple Watch A$79-A$269
for iPad, iPad Air or iPad miniA$99
for iPad ProA$199
for MacBook/MacBook AirA$299
for 13″ MacBook ProA$329
for 16″ MacBook Pro or 15″A$449
for iMacA$199
for Mac miniA$119

Potential Cost Savings

One of the main benefits of AppleCare+ is the piece of mind of being covered for accidental damage. While Apple does charge a service-fee for these repairs, the potential savings can go into the hundreds.

For example, if you accidentally broke the display of your iPhone 11 Pro Max it costs A$529 to fix. But with AppleCare+ it will cost just A$45. And should you accidentally break the display again, it will again only cost A$45. Or should you smash the display of your new iPad Pro it can cost up to A$1,049! But with AppleCare+ it costs just A$65.

In the table below you can see some examples of how AppleCare+ can result in substantial savings for accidental damage:

SituationPriceSaving
Broken iPhone displayUp to A$529 A$45Up to A$484
Broken iPad Pro displayUp to A$1,079 A$65Up to A$1,014
iPhone battery replacement*Up to A$109 A$0Up to A$109
iPad battery replacement*Up to A$165 A$0A$165
Note: Savings does not factor in cost of AppleCare+ purchase
* If battery holds less than 80% of its original capacity.

Buying AppleCare+

AppleCare+ can be purchased at the time of buying an eligible product or up to 60-days after. And can be purchased from Authorised Apple Resellers, or from Apple’s online store.

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