Protecting devices from accidents is more important than ever, considering how much they cost and how important they tend to be in our daily routine.
As such, Apple’s obviously going to protect its “most personal device yet,” and offer AppleCare+ for the Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition. As such, with prices ranging for each variant, the prices for AppleCare+ vary as well, with the Watch Edition protection plan obviously costing the most when compared to the other two models.
Sitting at the high end, AppleCare+ for the 18-Karat Yellow Gold will run a buyer $999. With that high price tag, the AppleCare+ Protection Plan for the Watch Edition is slightly different than the plans offered for the other variants. The Watch Edition’s plan includes two years of 24/7 support and even a specialized setup hotline. AppleCare+ will also add a third year of technical support for the wearable, while also offering support for up to two incidents of accidental damage to the hardware.
As for the Apple Watch, the stainless steel variant, according to 9to5Mac AppleCare+ will cost $79 right out of the gate. For the Watch Sport, the AppleCare+ Protect Plan will run $59. In both cases, it will offer a second year of technical support, while also covering two instances of accidental damage to the accessory. Of course, as is par for the course, if a replacement is necessary there will more than likely be a deductible charged at the time, but considering it’s cheaper than replacing the wearable altogether without AppleCare+, it’s certainly something worth considering.
The Apple Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition will be available to pre-order beginning Friday, April 10. It will go on sale beginning two weeks later, on Friday, April 24. Prices start at $349 for the Watch Sport, and shoot up all the way to $10,000 and higher for the Watch Edition.
Do you plan on picking up AppleCare+ with your Apple Watch?