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Apple Slashes Prices of AppleCare+ Plans for M1-Based Notebooks

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Apple has slashed prices of its AppleCare+ plans for MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro notebooks based on its M1 system-on-chips (SoCs) by $20 – $50 in the USA without changing terms and conditions, such as coverage and accidental damage fees.  

Apple's AppleCare+ plan for an M1 and Intel Core-based MacBook Air now costs $199, down from $249, whereas an AppleCare+ plan for a 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1 is now priced at $249, down from $269. Meanwhile, the price of an AppleCare+ plan for an Intel-based MacBook Pro 13 is still $269, reports MacRumours.

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In the U.S., Apple's MacBook laptops come with a one-year warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary technical support. With an AppleCare+ plans, the warranty is extended to three years (from AppleCare+ purchase date). Furthermore, AppleCare+ customers get up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other damage, plus applicable tax. Also, AppleCare+ customers can access Apple experts via chat or phone 24/7. 

Apple reportedly also slashed prices of its AppleCare+ plans in Canada too, but a quick check of Apple's European stores indicate that prices remain unchanged.

Anton Shilov
Freelance News Writer

Anton Shilov is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Over the past couple of decades, he has covered everything from CPUs and GPUs to supercomputers and from modern process technologies and latest fab tools to high-tech industry trends.

  • velocityg4
    Still too expensive for only two years of coverage. Considering you get a one year warranty with purchase. This provides just two more years.

    Now if it was $150 for five years coverage. With no TBW limit or battery cycle limit. I'd consider it.
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  • asuchemist
    Does any laptop vendor give 5 years? 5 years would be game changing.
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  • velocityg4
    asuchemist said:
    Does any laptop vendor give 5 years? 5 years would be game changing.
    Not that I’m aware of. I’m just stating what it would take to make me consider buying a warranty. As I know with electronics. As long as you don’t abuse them. Hardly ever fail in three years. Except defective stuff in the first couple of weeks.
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