26 July 2020
Apple has expanded AppleCare+ monthly plans to Australia, Canada, and Japan. These are the newest countries to get these plans which were limited to the United States until now. As you might have guessed by now, these plans are all about giving users the freedom of paying on a monthly basis.
AppleCare+ traditionally requires users to pay for 24 months upfront. This duration is up to 36 months in the case of Apple Watch Edition and Hermes. All existing buyers of the plan will be able to opt for monthly billing once their pre-paid 24/36 months plan expires. The new buyers will get the option to choose between monthly and long-term plans.
Both plans offer the same benefits which mean a user can choose anyone on the basis of which one suits him the best. Apple not only offers two years of extended warranty but also covers accidental damage. The latter one is very important as it can be helpful when you end up dropping your phone by accident and it gets damaged.
The official statement on the Apple support page reads,
"In the United States, Australia, Canada, and Japan, when you purchase AppleCare+ coverage for your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, 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 go to mysupport.apple.com to continue coverage* on a monthly basis after the 24 or 36 months is over."