In a leaked internal document obtained by MacRumors, Apple may begin offering iPhone customers a second chance to purchase Apple’s extended AppleCare+ warranty and repair plan.
Typically, in most countries, Apple gives customers 60 days to purchase AppleCare+ to protect their purchases on every Mac, iPad, or iPhone.
According to the leak, customers who have had iPhones for less than a year and had their phone recently repaired by Apple or an Apple authorized location will have the ability to purchase Apple Care+ for their devices.
Of course, this requires the customer to pay the out-of-warranty price for repair or replacement. The US repair cost of the iPhone 13 Pro Max (which has the highest fee) for screen replacement is $329, while “other” repairs cost $599.
But with AppleCare+, a screen or back glass repair will only cost $29 and any other repair will cost $99.
Only after paying the out-of-warranty price can AppleCare+ be purchased, so customers can pay a small repair fee in the event of future damage.
This policy is said to be in effect at the Apple Store and Apple Authorized Service Provider locations in all countries and regions where AppleCare+ is available.