Here’s How Much Apple Will Charge For AppleCare+ With Apple Watch
To go alongside the $10,000+ pricing of the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, Apple will charge up to $999 for the Apple Watch Edition’s AppleCare+ Protection Plan, 9to5Mac reports.
More affordable coverage will be offered for the aluminum Sport and stainless steel standard models, which will cost $59 and $79 respectively.
Tthe Apple Watch Edition comes with two years of 24/7 support and a special setup hotline. AppleCare+ adds a third year of tech support as well as coverage for up to two incidents of accidental hardware damage. AppleCare+ for the Sport and standard models adds a second year of technical support to the included one year, plus coverage for up to two incidents of accidental hardware damage.
AppleCare+ for the Apple Watch will be offered at the time of purchase both at physical Apple Stores and on Apple’s website.
Should an Apple Watch need to be replaced under AppleCare+, there may be a deductible price for replacement—but 9to5Mac notes that it will be far less than the price of replacement for customers without AppleCare+.
Apple Watch repairs will not be conducted within Apple Stores. Instead, devices will be shipped off-site to be repaired. However, the Apple Watch can be replaced at the Genius Bar.