AppleCare+ News: Apple Increases Prices of Extended Warranty Coverage

This is how much an iPhone X AppleCare+ will cost you

iPhone X costs $50 per month if you buy it through Apple's upgrade plan

The company has not only raised AppleCare+ prices for its newly released iPhone X and the iPhone Plus models, it has also changed its service fix charges.

What is the iPhone Upgrade Program?

But you don't have to take an immediate $1,000 - or more - hit to your wallet to get the new phone.

While Apple fans are still ecstatic over the release of the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, the Cupertino-based company has quietly raised the prices of its AppleCare+ coverage program and out of pocket repairs. It covers two accidental damage incidents but you have to pay extra for replacements. For the upcoming iPhone X, which will be released in November, Apple will offer coverage at a hefty $199. Or you can pay off the phone over 24 months with zero percent interest. AppleCare+ extends that coverage for another year and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage at $29 for a screen fix, or $99 for any other damage, plus tax. Most parts costs $99 but the screen costs $29, same as before. Because Apple's upgrade plan works something like a combination between a lease and a two-year loan, you'll likely end up paying just as much or more under it as you would if you bought a phone outright.

Every iPhone comes with one year of hardware fix coverage and up to 90 days of complimentary support.

First of all, you need to be at least 18 years old.

Can I trade in my old iPhone before joining?

Insurance for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 remains at $129, and the new iPhone 8 can also be insured for the same price. If you join at an Apple Store, you'll get the credit back on your credit card, whereas if you do it online, you'll get a gift card in the mail. The iPhone 8 starts at $699 and the Plus is $100 more. If you're already a member of the iPhone Upgrade Program, Apple has some good news; you can confirm that you're eligible for the upgrade and get those necessary details out of the way before presale starts.

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