Apple has lowered the prices of Apple Care Plus for the MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro equipped with the power-packed M1 chip. No changes have been made to the coverage offered by the plans as well as the additional accidental damage fees. The revision in the costs makes AppleCare Plus slightly cheaper.
AppleCare Plus for the MacBook Air now costs $199, reduced from $249. The revised pricing applies to both M1 variants as well as Intel-based models. It should be noted that Apple no longer sells the Intel-based MacBook Air directly (via MacRumors).
Similarly, AppleCare Plus for the 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro has been lowered down to $249 from $269. The cost for the Intel-based MacBook Pro models remains the same at $269; only M1 customers will get a slight discount.
Apple seems to encourage customers to purchase the new M1 Macs, and that’s obvious. Discounts are also available in other countries like Canada, based on the local currency.
AppleCare Plus for Mac covers accidental damage protection up to two incidents every 12 months, each subjecting to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage or $299 for other damages. It also provides 24/7 priority access to Apple’s technical support representatives online or by phone.