If you are planning to buy iPad Pro, iPad Air, or iPad Mini, you may also think about getting an insurance plan for the tablet. Apple offers the AppleCare+ insurance plan, but there are also third party insurance providers, credit card benefits, and many other programs that might seem interesting to you. Read ahead to understand more on AppleCare and AppleCare+ insurance offers and the benefits each of them offers.
AppleCare vs AppleCare+
Every iPad that you buy comes with a one year limited warranty, which is commonly called as the AppleCare. This coverage will cost the user nothing, and it will be automatically activated when the device is purchased. AppleCare offers:
- One year limited warranty against manufacturing defects
- Complimentary phone support of ninety days
Users should understand that the basic version of AppleCare does not offer protection against accidental damages to the device. This is where AppleCare+ comes into action.
AppleCare+ will extend the standard one-year warranty of the iPad to two years and will offer extended support to your device for the two years, when compared to the ninety days period that is offered standard with the iPad. However, AppleCare+ costs an additional ninety-nine dollars and should be bought together or within sixty days from the date of purchase of the iPad.
If you drop your iPad in water or break it, AppleCare+ would offer you to exchange your broken iPad for a spot replacement for just forty-nine dollars. Nonetheless, AppleCare+ does not offer protection against loss or theft of the device.
You will be able to get the most out of your Apple device, if you live near to an Apple Retail Store. Otherwise, you will need to mail your Apple device to get it serviced and without a backup phone, it can be challenging for many of the users.
These are the common insurance plans for iPads offered by Apple. If you are getting a new iPad, it will be beneficial for you to get an insurance plan for the device at the time of purchase.