Apple Announces AppleCare+ For $99, Offers To Cover Accidental iPhone Damages

AppleCare gives the insurance for your ever-precious iPhone by providing repairs for damages caused due to company faults for an additional year and also gives 90 days of free telephone support.

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However, AppleCare does not provide maintenance for devices that have met an accident. But Apple under the leadership of Tim Cook is trying to change that by introducing a new and improved scheme; the AppleCare+.

According to Apple:

Every iPhone comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary support. AppleCare+ for iPhone extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date ofyour iPhone1 and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a $49 service fee.2 Whether you use your iPhone with a Mac or a PC, just one phone call can help resolve most issues.

People with this package will be able to get their iPhones repaired for any accidental damages caused, may it be from a big fall or due to water seepage at just $49 for multiple damages — can only be availed twice. However, AppleCare+ will cost new iPhone buyers $99 and would have to be bought at the time of device purchase.

Looking at the price for the repair, this might not be a bad deal after all, since a new iPhone cost about $600+ depending on the model required.

The iPhone 4S‘s screen is also made of the same material as its predecessors which makes AppleCare+ all the more necessary for iPhone owners, new and old alike. This might just be a good reciprocal of the insuring your iPhone with the insurance companies.