Monthly AppleCare+ payment option expands to Japan, Canada and Australia

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in General Discussion edited July 2020
Apple is rolling out monthly AppleCare+ payment options to customers in Canada, Australia and Japan.

Credit: Apple
Credit: Apple


The monthly payment option first debuted in the U.S. back in 2019. It basically allows customers to keep AppleCare coverage for the service life a product, rather than a set period of time.

A recently updated AppleCare+ support document suggests that the monthly payment program will soon expand to iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch customers in Australia, Canada and Japan.

"In the United States, Australia, Canada, and Japan, when you purchase AppleCare+ coverage for your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, you can choose to pay monthly or pay upfront for 24 months of coverage," the support document reads.

Although the online storefronts in those countries haven't been updated, Apple is likely in the process of rolling out the option. Previously, AppleCare+ coverage was purchased in 24-month increments, or 36 months in the case of Apple Watch Edition and Apple Watch Hermes models.

Customers who paid for an AppleCare+ plan upfront can still switch to a monthly plan and receive coverage beyond the two-year period. Monthly payments vary in price depending on country and device.

The monthly payment options aren't currently available for Mac, HomePod or other devices.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 2
    Apple Care+ is still missing in Norway. No Apple store in Oslo either. Just an example of slow international roll out or just lack of interest in small markets?
  • Reply 2 of 2
    chasmchasm Posts: 2,467member
    Apple Care+ is still missing in Norway. No Apple store in Oslo either. Just an example of slow international roll out or just lack of interest in small markets?
    Not a lack of interest in the sense of Norwegian customers for Apple products, but more likely the delay is caused by other factors, including the small population relative to its size. Apple is pretty weird about where it puts Apple Stores sometimes, but if there is a robust third-party support/reseller network that actually lowers the odds of getting an Apple Store. I don't know the situation in Oslo but I do hope that at least AppleCare+ gets rolled out there soon! Norway is a superb and lovely country.
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