According to an AppleCare+ support document, monthly payments for AppleCare+ are now available for iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches in Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, and the UK, as well as the U.S.
In these countries and regions, when you purchase AppleCare+ coverage for an Apple device you can choose to pay monthly or pay upfront for 24 months of coverage. For Apple Watch Edition and Hermes, you can pay upfront for 36 months.
If you paid upfront, you can purchase coverage on a monthly basis after the 24 or 36 months is over. This monthly plan automatically renews until canceled. You can’t pay upfront for an additional 24 or 36 months.
In Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the U.S, you can purchase the new coverage within 60 days of the end date of your original coverage. In Japan, you can purchase the new coverage within 30 days of the end date of your original coverage.
If you choose to continue coverage, your coverage will be subject to the then-current monthly AppleCare+ Terms and Conditions. If you pay monthly, you can’t switch to a plan that is paid upfront. But your plan coverage may continue beyond 24 or 36 months, on a monthly basis, until canceled.