Apple in seprate announcement, launched a new program dubbed "AppleCare+" that covers the iPhone for up-to two accidents. AppleCare+ is available begining October 14th, costs $99, and on top of accident coverage you get the AppleCare usuals, like phone support and Genius Bar appointments.
"Every iPhone comes with one year of hardware repair coverage and 90 days of telephone technical support. AppleCare+ for iPhone extends repair coverage and technical support to two years from the original purchase date of your iPhone and adds coverage for up to two incidents of accidental damage due to handling, each subject to a $49 service fee," revealed Apple.
"With AppleCare+ for iPhone, Apple experts can help troubleshoot issues over the phone or at an Apple Retail Store. They'll answer questions about iOS, Apple iPhone apps such as Mail, iMessage, and Calendar, and help you solve interconnectivity issues between your iPhone and Mac or PC. And if your iPhone needs service under the plan, Apple technical support representatives can even set up a repair during the same call," stated Apple.
Details about the program coverage:
One stop for technical support
Because Apple designs the iPhone, iOS, and many applications, the iPhone is a truly integrated system. And only AppleCare+ provides one-stop service and support from Apple experts, so most issues can be resolved in a single call.
- Direct access to Apple experts
- Mail-in or carry-in repairs
- Express replacement service
- Use with a Mac or PC
Apple hardware coverage
AppleCare+provides repair or replacement coverage, both parts and labor, from Apple-authorized technicians. Service coverage includes the following:
- Your iPhone
- Included earphones and accessories
- Coverage for up to two incidents of accidental damage from handling, each subject to a $49 service fee.1
Software support included
With AppleCare+ for iPhone, Apple experts can help troubleshoot issues with your iPhone, Apple-branded iPhone apps, and interconnectivity between your iPhone and your Mac or PC. Support coverage includes:
- Using iOS and iCloud
- Questions about Apple-branded iPhone apps such as Mail, Safari, Calendar, Remote, and iTunes
- Connecting to wireless networks
More Info: AppleCare+