A new report claims that Apple is going to allow Best Buy to sell the standard AppleCare plan for Macs as well as the more expensive AppleCare+ plan for iOS devices and the Apple Watch from next month, possibly after the iPhone 6s is formally announced. Unnamed sources cited in the report suggest that Best Buy might start selling these plans in stores at checkout around the week of September 14th.
If this happens it will be the next major step in the Apple-Best Buy relationship, the retailer has also started selling the Apple Watch which the company was only selling through its own retail stores previously.
Only select carriers in the country sell AppleCare other than the company itself so this is going to be a big win for Best Buy if what 9to5mac is claiming does happen next month.
It is further said that while AppleCare plans sold through Best Buy will function like a plan purchase from Apple itself they will also include the retailer’s own standard warranty, which means customers who purchase AppleCare from Best Buy can get their devices serviced through Apple or Best Buy.
The report suggests that this partnership between Apple and Best Buy is going to be formally announced once the new iPhones are out, so far there has been no official comment from either company on this report.