Rumor: Best Buy to sell AppleCare, AppleCare+ warranties ahead of next-gen iPhone launch

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Date: Monday, August 17th, 2015, 07:58
Category: Apple Watch, AppleCare, iPhone, News, retail


This leak came out the door pretty quickly, which makes it interesting.

Best Buy has apparently inked a deal to begin selling AppleCare+ warranty extensions for its products. In addition to this, employees have also been told that the next-gen iPhone will be announced to the public on September 10th.

According to a recent tip, the new iPhone lineup will be available at Best Buy starting September 13th, the AppleCare+ warranty covering all eligible products.

The leak has been confirmed by other reports and an internal training video has revealed that Best Buy will offer service for AppleCare warranties at its own stores, as well as Apple retail stores.

Paid AppleCare protection plans for Mac extend warranty coverage for both calls and repairs to three years. AppleCare+ is available for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, and includes two years of coverage, though Apple Watch Edition owners can get a third year of protection.

AppleCare+ retails for US$49 for the Watch Sport, US$59 for the iPod touch or classic, US$69 for the standard Watch, and US$99 for iPhones or iPads. Special Watch/iPhone bundles are available for people getting a new Watch who have an undamaged iPhone less than six months old. AppleCare prices for Mac vary by model.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via AppleInsider and MacRumors

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