The blatantly unaffordable Apple Care+ insurance gets a new option to cover theft and loss, further pushing up the bill.
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The first thing to know this cover is only available for iPhone and requires, in the event of loss or theft, to activate the Locate function throughout the claim process. Apple is also asking to wipe the device, deactivate it, and hand over the owner before they can get a new device. Clearly, Apple wants to protect itself from little scammers who think they can do business with this coverage.
In addition to the monthly amount, which depends on the iPhone model and the length of the commitment, Apple also asks for franchise for each incident :
- Damage to the screen or back glass: 29 euros.
- Other accidental damage: €99
- Theft or loss of the phone: 129 euros.
Here is the cost of AppleCare+ with loss or theft coverage:
1 year (monthly amount)Coverage for 2 years iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max: €14.49 iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max: €289 iPhone 11, iPhone 12/12 Mini, iPhone 13/13 Mini: €11.49 iPhone 11, iPhone 12/12 Mini, iPhone 13/13 Mini: €229. iPhone SE (3rd generation): €7.49. iPhone SE (3rd generation): €149.