Apple is extending the time period to purchase AppleCare subscription in the US and Canada. Customers can sign up for AppleCare+ anytime within a year from the initial product purchase date, according to Bloomberg. Currently, customers have up to 60 days to buy the technical support service.
In an internal memo to employees, Apple wrote this time extension “gives customers another opportunity to protect their device and have access to all the AppleCare+ benefits.” The memo was seen by Bloomberg. The AppleCare+ purchase window extension is available for customers who pay in full or who subscribe via installments on Apple Card. Although, Apple hasn’t updated the support documents yet.
Most Apple hardware comes with a one-year warranty and up to 90 days of technical support at no charge. AppleCare+ extends that coverage further, offering premium technical support for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
If you’ve already used the device for sometime, then your device will have to be screened by an Apple retail employee to check for any existing damage prior to purchasing AppleCare+. You can buy the service online or go to the nearest Apple Store with proof of your product purchase.