Better AppleCare Is Coming Soon to This Major Market
Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) European customers may soon have the option to buy extended warranty protection for some of their Apple devices, Apple Insider reports. According to a report from French-language site iGen, AppleCare+ may soon be offered for iPhones and iPads in the European market.
Although iPhones already come with a standard one-year warranty that covers manufacturing defects, U.S. customers can also purchase additional warranty protection through the AppleCare+ program. AppleCare+ covers accidental damage for a two-year period, although coverage is limited to two incidents and customers must pay a $49 service fee for a replacement or repair.
IGen’s sources don’t provide a specific date for the launch of AppleCare+ in Europe, but the report estimates that AppleCare+ insurance for the iPhone is likely to cost about 100 euros. At the current exchange rate, 100 euros is equivalent to about $132. AppleCare+ for the iPhone in the U.S. currently costs $99.