Tech News: Mac users in US can extend their warranty beyond three years.
In the past, Apple computers come with a one-year limited warranty that you can extend by purchasing the company’s AppleCare + service. This not only extended the protection of the computer, but also covered it from accidental damage and gave you 24/7 access to technical support. Previously, it was not possible to extend the warranty beyond the three years offered by AppleCare +, but that is about to change.
In a new support page spotted by MacRumors, the company says customers in the United States can renew the AppleCare + plan for their Mac, as long as they pay to extend the coverage within 30 days of the original plan expiring. Current coverage will continue to renew each year until a customer cancels it. The support page doesn’t mention a limit on how long people can keep renewing their plan, so we got in touch Apple for more information. We will update this article if we hear anything from the company.
For Macs, AppleCare + covers up to two incidents of accidental damage every 12 months. For screen problems and external damage, you pay a $ 99 service fee, while more serious problems cost $ 299 to repair. In other words, you still pay to fix your Mac, but the cost is much less than the cost of out-of-warranty repairs.
Outside the United States, it is not currently possible to extend the warranty on a Mac computer to more than three years. People in Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the UK have the option to extend the AppleCare + plan for them iPhone, iPad and Apple Look monthly beyond the initial two-year protection period.
This is something that people in the United States can do now too. As with the Mac extension, additional protection must be purchased within 30 days of the original plan expiring. Finally, Apple is also making AppleCare + available for its streaming devices. The plan covers the new Apple 4K TV e Apple HD TV for three years.