The Cupertino-based company has quietly changed its AppleCare+ coverage window, despite the information page for AppleCare+ remaining the same.
Apple will now extend its AppleCare + coverage to iPhones purchased within a year window, rather than the 60-day limit. MacRumors was the first to report about the change and the information has been confirmed by an Apple support representative.
While Apple has made the change for its iPhone to have the same window coverage as the Mac and Apple TV, the Apple Watch and iPad are still limited to 60 days after its purchased.
AppleCare+ offers customers cheaper repairs for their Apple products, meaning a $99 screen replacement will only cost $29 under the warranty. Right now, the extended warranty seems to only apply to customers in the United States. If you’ve purchased an iPhone within the last year, you should be able to upgrade to the new option by using Apple’s eligibility tool and inputting your iPhone’s serial number.