AppleCare+ Price Jumps to $169 in Canada for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus

If you enjoy AppleCare+, it’s going to cost you a bit more for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Apple’s online store lists the new extended warranty service priced at $169 CAD for the new models, while for iPhone 6 and older models it’s $129:

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The price increases don’t stop there, as incidental coverage costs will be $129 for the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus, and $79 for an iPhone 6 or earlier:

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Let’s say you used one accidental damage incident—that alone would already cost you $298 in AppleCare+ costs. Note to self: do not drop my $1,000+ iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus in the toilet.

The Canadian dollar is trading lower than US dollar (it’s all about the Benjamins says Diddy) down south, which is one reason for the disparity in prices compared to before. However, $129 USD works out to $171.57 CAD at today’s exchange rate, so Apple Canada’s prices aren’t that far off.

Are you going to be jumping on AppleCare+ for your iPhone 6s?

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  • BeaveVillage

    If you buy a new phone every year don’t bother with Applecare, each iPhone comes with 1 year hardware warranty regardless. A swift exchange is done quickly and efficiently, just make sure you have your data backed up on iTunes (PC or Mac) or iCloud before going in to the Apple Store.

  • holly

    But can you do a replacement for accidental damage if you just have the one year standard warranty?

  • MGSayah

    You’re covered for accidental damage if you purchase your iPhone on a credit card that gives you “extended warranty”. You get 2 years of warranty for free + if the device is broken or you dropped it in water, the replacement cost is covered by the credit card insurance.

  • Shameer Mulji

    Hey Apple, it’d be great if you introduce those new Financing plans here in Canada.

  • BeaveVillage

    Yup. In 2011 I dropped my iPhone 4 on the street-glass cracked and totally my fault, got a same day replacement.

    In 2013 my iPhone5 power button got sticky, and wouldn’t acknowledge properly. Got a same day replacement.

    Within one year of purchase all is well, just make sure your stuff is backed up on iTunes before heading into the Apple Store.

  • andrewe

    Not true. The first year of regular warranty, covered by Apple directly, does not include accidental damage. With many credit cards (but not all) the second year is covered by your credit card’s insurer. It matches the first year, so accidental damage is not included.

    During these 2 years of “free” warranty coverage, you will not be covered for accidental damage. If you destroy or damage your iPhone, you will still face the associated costs. But if your battery performance drops, if your home button gives out, or your headphones — you’ll be covered for two years.

    If your credit card includes an extended warranty, AppleCare+ is hardly worth the costs and you probably don’t need it. The year 1 coverage Apple provides is already excellent and your credit card will match it in year 2. I don’t worry about accidental damage, and the first incident is expensive (now essentially $298, including enrolment and service fees) so I don’t bother with AppleCare+.

    Also, many credit cards offer *complete* coverage in the first 90 days; if you device is destroyed, dropped, or stolen, your credit card’s insurer will reimburse you to replace your device.

  • Setak

    there is no reason for the applecare to be more expensive, even with our canadian dollar. this is a service that is provided in Canada, and the employees are paid in canadian dollars. i think it’s a rip-off

  • holly

    Here’s another question, do you think that having the Apple Care+ coverage helps with resale value? I would think that if you are selling to upgrade, if you have additional apple care coverage (another year) that that would help you make the sale on craigslist, etc., yes?

  • That’s why I go with TELUS T-Up. I can update every year and includes AppleCare+ for $11 / month

  • AppleCare

    For those of us with the previous AppleCare+ plan where the service fee was $79, will we pay $79 or $129 from now on?

    Will we be grandfathered to the old $79 price?

  • Probably grandfathered.

  • AppleCare

    Definitely grandfathered, found here:

    “Coverage for up to two incidents of accidental damage,(2) each subject to a service fee plus applicable tax ($79 for iPhone 6 and earlier models, $129 for iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus)”

  • raman

    my daughter dropped her ipod on floor and screen was shattered never got replaced without paying anything that was 200 plus tax.