AppleCare+ for Mac comes to Canada, Mexico, Europe and beyond

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Apple is bringing its AppleCare+ for Mac with accidental damage warranty coverage to several additional markets, giving customers in Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and large swath of Europe extra peace of mind for a price.

The iMac Pro.
The iMac Pro.


Other new regions include Austria, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, the U.K., and the United Arab Emirates. Until this week the only countries with access to the plan included Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and the U.S.

The expansions were flagged by iPhone in Canada and MacRumors on Wednesday.

AppleCare+ extends warranty and support coverage up to three years. Most importantly it includes discounted service for two incidents of accidental damage, which can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars depending on the Mac and the extent of the destruction.

In the U.K., for example, the company is charging 79 pounds for screen or external enclosure damage, and 229 pounds for all other problems. Without AppleCare+, replacing the screen on an iMac or MacBook could easy cost more than either fee.

Buyers can choose AppleCare+ when they first order a Mac or up to 60 days later, though if they go with the second option they'll have to submit to a diagnostic test.

The cost of the plan varies not just from region to region but also the Mac model. Again in the U.K., prices range from 99 pounds for a Mac mini to 229 pounds for a Mac Pro. Apple is charging 189 pounds for any iMac, even the iMac Pro.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    Crap, I thought this was already available in Canada. Guess that means I have just normal coverage on my MacBook Pro. Oh well, I’ve never spilled anything on my computer before. Though I have had them drop off of things before. 
  • Reply 2 of 5
    chasmchasm Posts: 1,519member
    Great news for everyone in those countries.
    edited October 2018
  • Reply 3 of 5
    chasm said:
    Great news for everyone in those countries.
    It is if you buy a new machine now, or did in the last 60 days. You can add AppleCare Plus or convert original AppleCare.

    All the people who purchased a new Mac without AppleCare in the previous 60-364 days appear to be SOL unless Apple has a way to make an exception.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    Might want to check the “range from... to” range, as cover for a 15 inch MacBook Pro is 399 pounds (gulp). Also, the regular not plus option seems to have been withdrawn. So yay for increased coverage, boo for increased price. 
    curtis hannah
  • Reply 5 of 5
    fred1fred1 Posts: 316member
    People in EU countries need to keep in mind that the law states that they have a two-year guarantee on any purchase. It may not cover everything that Apple Care does, but it’s something.  Apple got in trouble in Italy a few years ago for not telling people that and selling them Apple Care. Other companies do it regularly as well. 
    newBeliever
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