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Apple debut AppleCare+ for $99, offers accidental damage in addition to the standard fare

AppleCare+ debuts for $99, offers accidental damage cover

By: Anthony Garreffa from Oct 5, 2011 @ 2:00 CDT

Apple have debuted AppleCare+ next to the launch of their 'next-gen' iPhone 4S. This is an upgrade from the usual AppleCare (minus the +), what does the + offer you ask? Well, its +$30 for a start, with a price increase from $70 to $100, but now offers two forms of protection from accidental damage, for a $49 fee each time. $49 is a lot less than the full retail price for a fresh device, but there doesn't seem to be any other new features apart from what is already on offer.

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Except "one more thing", where its predecessor could be obtained and activated anytime within the first twelve months of your purchase, it looks as though AppleCare+ has to be purchased at the same time as the precious item you're buying to protect. Not bad, but not great, Apple.

NEWS SOURCES:engadget.com