In a leaked internal document obtained by MacRumors, Apple may begin offering iPhone customers a second chance to purchase the AppleCare+ extended repair and warranty plan offered by Apple. Usually, in most countries, Apple will give customers 60 days to buy AppleCare+ to protect their purchase of a Mac, iPad, or iPhone.
According to the leaked document, customers who have had their iPhones for less than a year and have recently had their iPhone repaired by Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will be eligible to purchase Apple Care+ for their devices.
Of course, this does require that the customer pay the out-of-warranty price for the repair or replacement. For reference, the repair cost in the US for an iPhone 13 Pro Max (which has the highest fees) for a screen replacement is $329, while all “other” repair runs $599. With AppleCare+, a screen or back glass repair is just $29 while “other” damage would cost $99.
Only after paying the out-of-warranty price, then AppleCare+ can be purchased so they can pay the smaller repair fee if damage occurs in the future. Well, at least during the coverage period.
This policy is reportedly “in effect at Apple Store and Apple Authorized Service Provider locations in all countries and regions where AppleCare+ is available.” The move should help to boost revenue for Apple as the company is currently facing high demand for devices and the company is able to keep up – particularly during the holiday season.