Apple has quietly raised the price of its AppleCare+ extended warranty for larger iPhone handsets.
To safeguard the iPhone X for an additional two years, fans will now pay a whopping £199 upfront.
For iPhone 6s Plus, 7 Plus, and 8 Plus, the AppleCare+ asking price is £149. That’s up from £129.
Apple is still charging £129 to provide coverage for the smaller iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8.
For their added expenditure iPhone owners, will receive relative clemency for two incidences of accidental damage. They’ll still have to pay an excess for screen repairs and other damage.
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As of last year Apple required £25 and £79 for anything else. Battery issues and manufacturing defects are free under the same plan.
The company hasn’t posted the repair fees for the iPhone X under the plan.
It’s not yet clear whether Apple has raised those costs for the UK AppleCare+ plus plans, but the company hasn’t done so in the US.
Given the iPhone X price-tag of at least £1,000, AppleCare+ is still a smart investment for the company’s loyal fans.
The out of warranty cost for a non-screen repair on the iPhone 8 Plus is £406. The firm hasn’t revealed the out of warranty repair costs for the iPhone X yet, but it’ll almost certainly be higher.
iPhone buyers are able to purchase a plan when they snap up the phone, or within 60 days of purchase.
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