AppleCare + is one of the best solutions for those who plan to keep an Apple product for more than a year. Although users only have 60 days after activating an iPhone or Mac to purchase this extended warranty, the company reportedly makes it easier for customers to get a second chance.
According to an internal memo seen by MacRygter, Apple users who have their iPhone or Mac repaired in the Apple Store or an authorized service provider may get another chance to purchase AppleCare +. The proviso here is that the product still has its original one-year warranty and the device must pass inspection.
The publication provides an example of how this second chance works for those planning to buy AppleCare +:
An example scenario: A customer named John buys a new iPhone, but he decides not to pay for AppleCare + coverage for the device. A few months later, John drops the iPhone and the screen is cracked. John takes the iPhone to an Apple Store to be repaired and faces expensive out-of-warranty service fees when he decided not to buy AppleCare +. Since the iPhone is less than a year old, John is advised that he can still purchase AppleCare + for the device so that any subsequent repairs are not as expensive.
MacRygter notes that this policy is available for all regions where AppleCare + is currently available, and any pre-payment repair for AppleCare + will be charged in full.
Earlier this year, Apple made it cheaper for Mac users to pay for AppleCare +, as it now offers discounts, which you can learn more about here.
9to5Mac has contacted Apple to confirm this change and we will update the story if we hear back.
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