AppleCare+ Can Now be Added up to One Year After Buying an iPhone

As first noted by MacRumors, Apple now lets you buy extended warranty coverage for your iPhone up to twelve months after your device purchase.

Previously, customers had up to 60 days following an iPhone purchase to buy an extended AppleCare+ coverage for their phone. This information, originally provided by “multiple people familiar with the matter”, has been subsequently confirmed by a senior AppleCare advisor and other sources.

So, from this point on, as long as the iPhone is covered by the one-year warranty from the date of initial purchase, a customer can add AppleCare+ to cover that device. That puts AppleCare for the iPhone right in line with the AppleCare for Mac and AppleCare for Apple TV options. It’s also worth noting that the senior adviser also said that this change only covers the iPhone, so it does not cover the iPad, iPod touch, or the Apple Watch.

For those devices, AppleCare+ can still only be added after 60 days.
“AppleCare+ costs $129 for most iPhones, and $99 for the iPhone SE, and extends an iPhone’s warranty coverage to two years from the original purchase date of the device, and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $29 for screen damage, or $99 for any other damage.”
To find out the serial number of your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iPod or Apple Watch, go to Settings → General → About.

On your Mac, choosing About This Mac from the Apple menu.

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