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You can now buy AppleCare+ for an iPhone up to a year after you buy the smartphone

If you buy an iPhone you now have up to one year to purchase AppleCare+ for the device, compared to 60 days previously, according to MacRumors. This means you can now add AppleCare+ to an Apple smartphone as long as it remains within its standard one-year limited warranty period. 

This brings AppleCare+ for iPhone in line with AppleCare for Mac and Apple TV, which can also be purchased up to one year after those devices are purchased. Alas, this only applies to the iPhone, not the iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch, for which the time limit remains 60 days for customers looking to add AppleCare+ after the fact, notes MacRumors. The change is retroactive, so iPhones sold within the past year qualify for AppleCare+ now.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.