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TechnologyNew $29 AppleCare+ option covers AirPods and Beats

08:35  11 september  2019
08:35  11 september  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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Apple has launched an AppleCare+ option for headphones, which sounds like a great deal for people who keep dropping their AirPods . The $ 29 add-on is available not just for AirPods , but also for select Beats earphone and headphone models. It extends the devices' hardware repair coverage from one

Apple quietly launched a new option to protect AirPods and some of its Beats headphones and earphones today with AppleCare+ . Accidental coverage for two years comes with the super-affordable price of $ 29 .

Apple has launched an AppleCare+ option for headphones, which sounds like a great deal for people who keep dropping their AirPods. The $29 add-on is available not just for AirPods, but also for select Beats earphone and headphone models. It extends the devices' hardware repair coverage from one year to two, and it covers two more incidents of accidental damage from handling.

New $29 AppleCare+ option covers AirPods and Beats

While the service doesn't seem to cover charging cases, its coverage includes wireless buds' batteries and the charging cables they shipped with. Plus, it buys subscribers priority access to Apple's customer service. Those interested can simply add AppleCare+ to their cart when they buy new headphones from Apple's online store. They also purchase it from a brick-and-mortar Apple Store or by calling (800) 275-2273 within 60 days upon getting a new pair -- it can't be purchased online by itself.

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Every set of AirPods , Beats earphones, or Beats headphones comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary support. AppleCare+ extends your coverage to two years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and adds up to two

Before AppleCare+ for Headphones expires = $ 29 (2nd incident replacement). Total: 6 for 2 years. You could criticize the lack of options for someone who wants an iPhone without an absurd Can i buy AppleCare+ for the AirPods I have right now or do I have to buy it with a new pair?

According to 9to5Mac, though, the service doesn't cover theft or loss coverage. That means those who've lost an earbud in the subway, which seems to be a growing issue for the New York Metropolitan Transport Authority, would still have to buy a replacement.

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