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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.

  • 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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