AppleCare+ Now Available in Canada for the iPhone for $99 [Update]


Earlier, we confirmed that AppleCare+ was available for the new iPad for Canadians, but it is now also supported for iPhones. Apple updated their website today to reflect the changes. Here’s how they describe AppleCare+:

Every iPhone comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary support. AppleCare+ for iPhone extends your coverage to two years from the original purchase date of your iPhone1 and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a $49 service fee.2 Whether you use your iPhone with a Mac or a PC, just one phone call can help resolve most issues.

So there is a maximum of two incidents with AppleCare+, with a deductible of $49 each time. Also, AppleCare+ must be purchased within 30 days of your iPhone purchase, which will be $99.

Most people swear by the no-questions-asked rock solid guarantee of AppleCare whenever their iPhone runs into trouble, whether it’s an accidental drop or not.

Let us know if you’re going to jump on this the next time around, or if AppleCare has saved you before.

Update 1: What about those that normally have up to 1 year to buy AppleCare for their iPhones? Here’s what Apple customer support told @i0livier, when he asked the same question but referred to the iPad 2; we can assume it’d also apply to the iPhone:

“AppleCare+ will be available for customers who have purchased a new iPad or the iPad 2 within the last 30 days.

For previous buyers, they will be able to get the $79 AppleCare simply [and only] by ordering over the phone with AppleCare. [No Retail Apple Care sales]

Those who bought an iPad2 on launch date last year (March 25th, 2011) still have till March 25th, 2012 to call AppleCare in order to get it.

If you bought an iPad2 in the last 30 days, you would have to pick the new 99$ AppleCare+ unless you really want to call AppleCare directly”


  • Test

    This is wast of money. Everyone knows that you can get free with most credit card 2 times the warranty by manafacturer up to 1 more year. Some credit card even triple the warranty period up to 3 years… Always say NO to extended warranty when asked….

  • Guest

    Damn! Bought my iPhone 4S 31 days ago!!

  • MarkL

    This gives you accidental damage protection, which is something that no one else offers (State Farm stopped adding smartphones to their personal articles insurance, which until recently was the best insurance for electronics). Accidents are not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty => they will NOT be covered by the warranty extension your credit card offers.

    Drop it, break it, whatever… and pay only $50+tax vs. the regular $200+tax per incident. So, 2 incidents = $200+tax ($50 x 2 + $99 for insurance) vs. $400+tax in regular repairs. Obviously, if you are 100% certain that nothing will ever happen to your phone, then you’re better off with the extended warranty through your CC. 

  • Tjmcd1

    if you buy using a credit card did you know that 59% of all apple product bought are payed for using cash or debit in canada. plus thats only good if you buy in canada i normally go across to the states to buy my iPad (shorter lines, more stock) and non of my credit cards offer the extended warranty. so i pay with cash

  • Shadspik

    Bought 4S on Feb.6 & called AppleCare today & they honored new ‘+’ plan for $99. Just provide your serial # & they do the rest.

  • Anonymous

    So is the AppleCare I purchased with my iPhone 4S back when it launched better or worse than this one?

  • MarkL


  • Anonymous

    Right. I wouldn’t ask the question if I was sure of the answer.

  • Tony

    What if I bought it when it launched? Can I still get it now?