Date: Thursday, September 10th, 2015, 07:45
Category: AppleCare, iPhone, News
AppleCare+ just got a bit more expensive if you’re looking to cover an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus handset.
On Wednesday, Apple released the more expensive rates as well as a preparation guide and preorder tool for those looking to pick up one of the new models this weekend.
The new pricing has two years of AppleCare+ for the handsets at US$129.99 for two years of coverage. The program provides coverage for two accidental damage claims with a per-incident service fee of US$99.99.
AppleCare+ pricing has slowly gone up as the iPhone’s hardware and components became more sophisticated over the years. In 2013, for example, Apple upped AppleCare+ deductibles to $79 per incident with an initial US$99 fee. It should be noted that the same US$99 rate is still applicable to iPhone 6 models.
AppleCare+ can be purchased within 60 days of an applicable purchase and covers repair or replacement of the iPhone, its battery and included accessories for two years. While Apple has kept its warranty service in house for years, it was recently reported that Best Buy will begin offering authorized AppleCare+ products in its stores this month.
Preorders for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are slated to go live at 12:01 AM Pacific on Saturday, September 12th.
Please let us know what’s on your mind in the comments and we’ll have up to the minute news about the upcoming iPhone models until then.