As much as we would like our devices to work without a hitch throughout their lifecycle, that isn’t always the case and there could be various reasons why they might malfunction or breakdown. Apple offers customers its AppleCare+ warranty which basically extends the warranty on its devices after the initial 1-year is up.
However, customers had to decide whether or not they wanted to purchase the additional warranty within 60-days of buying their device. Now according to a report from MacRumors, it seems that Apple is extending that window to a year. Before you get too excited, there are some caveats to pay attention to.
For starters, your device still needs to be under the original one-year warranty, and secondly, it needs to pass inspection as to whether or not under normal circumstances, would this damage or problem be covered under AppleCare+ to begin with.
This means that if you buy an iPhone and decide to hold off on buying AppleCare+ because you don’t know if you’ll need it, don’t worry because you have an entire year to decide. Should your device’s display break or something goes wrong that might require you to pay service fees that aren’t covered by warranty, you can then opt to purchase AppleCare+, which in some cases could actually be cheaper.
As Apple hasn’t officially announced the program yet, it is unclear when it is expected to go live, but it could be good news for customers who might not necessarily want to pay for AppleCare+ immediately after buying their iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer.