Apple is quietly launching a new subscription to the US version of the AppleCare, which users can extend until the iPhone retires and Apple no longer provides repairs to it.
This information is disclosed in a new AppleCare legal document from Apple's website (USA), article 2 of which describes how the AppleCare subscription model now works:
"For a monthly plan, your plan will last for one (1) month. Unless cancelled as specified in Section 9 of Cancellation below, your plan will be automatically renewed monthly, including when Apple is unable to provide services to your covered equipment due to the unavailability of service components, in which case Apple will provide you with 30 (30) days'written notice to cancel, or otherwise provided by law. 。 "This means that the user can choose to continue to pay the monthly AppleCare service after the two-year period as long as they are willing. The current version of AppleCare's monthly subscription is for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, covering two to three years from the date of purchase (part of the model).
Although Apple does not market AppleCare monthly subscription changes, it does have the intention that default users will continue to subscribe to the service. But some may be happy with the change, while others will assume that abandoning or reselling equipment will have to continue to pay for AppleCare.
Users who have purchased AppleCare are currently unable to migrate to the new subscription mode.
It is also worth noting that compared with the normal two-year period (Apple WatchHerm é s and Edition is three years), the monthly subscription fee for AppleCare is actually higher than the previous price.
AppleCare monthly plans have not yet been launched in China, and AppleCare is still purchased for up to two years of technical support, hardware maintenance and accidental damage warranty services.