Apple Mac AppleCare+ protection warranty accidental damage

AppleCare+ now available. Do I need it?

Apple has upgraded AppleCare for Mac to AppleCare+ in Australia but what is it? AppleCare is Apple's extended warranty which also includes 24/7 priority support but do you need it? 

AppleCare+ includes all the feature of AppleCare but also 2 accidental damage repairs subject to service fees ($149 or for screen or external enclosure damage, or $429 for any other damage).

The costs for AppleCare+ vary by Mac model and must be purchased within 60 days of your Mac purchase.

  • Mac mini: $119
  • iMac and iMac Pro: $199
  • 12-inch MacBook: $299
  • MacBook Air: $299
  • Mac Pro: $299
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro: $329
  • 15-inch MacBook Pro: $449

Apple is bound by Australian consumer law and will effectively provide 2 years of warranty coverage after it's initial included 1 year warranty. Eligible parts include the display, battery, SSD or hard drive, RAM, logic boards, GPU, internal cables, power supply, and other electronic components, so virtually every aspect of a Mac is covered.

How do the options compare?

AppleCare
No longer available

3 years 24/7 priority support via phone or online chat

Apple warranty claim period - 3 years

Apple claim period policy based on Australian consumer law - 3 years

Cost - No longer available

No accidental damage coverage

AppleCare+
New warranty offering

3 years 24/7 priority support via phone or online chat

Apple warranty claim period - 3 years

Apple claim period policy based on Australian consumer law - 3 years

Cost - From $119 to $449

2 x accidental damage incidents for a service fee

Your can also contact Your Mac Tech if you need onsite technical support for your Mac.

AppleCare+ now available. Do I need it?

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