Apple Watch AppleCare Plus price tiers and repair process

By Peter Chubb - Apr 3, 2015

Once the pricing for the Apple Watch range along with their release date was announced there was only one other burning question, what the price for the AppleCare+ Protection Plan. We knew the cost would differ because of the difference in their premium, although we were not prepared for just how high it goes up.

The Apple Watch Edition costs $10,000 and if you wish to cover it with the AppleCare Plus program, then be prepared to part with $999 for the privilege and peace of mind. Should we really be that surprised at how high this is, as it represents 10 percent of the entire price of the Edition model?

However, you will get a more complete cover, which includes 2 years worth of 24/7 coverage, as well as a special hotline, while you get a third year thrown in.

Apple Watch Stainless Steel AppleCare price

9To5 Mac reports that the other Apple Watch AppleCare Plus price tiers are far lower; with coverage for the stainless steel model costing $79 and the aluminum model just $59. You get one-year as standard, with a further year thrown in with AppleCare+.

Please remember that AppleCare+ will only be offered as an option at the time of purchase at either retail stores or Apple Online. As for the repair process, these will not be able to take place at Apple Stores, or not at least during the early part of its launch. These new wearables will need to be shipped off to be repaired, and so there might be a small wait.

That is not the only restriction at first, as you will not be able to trade-in your iPhone for an Apple Watch either, although we are sure Apple will relax this over the coming months.

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