Latest in Gear

Image credit:

AppleCare now costs more for larger iPhones

Apple has hiked the price of extended warranties for the X and Plus models.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
September 13, 2017
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Chris Velazco/Engadget

Are you eyeing a larger-screened iPhone, like the iPhone X or 8 Plus? Unfortunately, it'll cost you extra to extend the warranty. Apple has quietly raised the price of AppleCare+ coverage for bigger iPhones, with the price varying depending on what you're getting. If you want to protect any Plus model, it now costs $149/£149 instead of the $129/£129 you continue to pay for mid-size iPhones. And brace yourself if you're getting an iPhone X: it'll cost $199/£199 to get your device covered.

The increase is somewhat understandable. A larger phone typically means a more expensive display, and device-specific parts like dual cameras are bound to involve pricier fixes. However, this still means that you're paying at least $20/£20 more than before for what's ultimately the same service. It raises the effective price of handsets that already carry a premium.

Follow all the latest news from Apple's iPhone event here!

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The Apple iPhone

The Apple iPhone

View
Facebook inexplicably logs out iPhone users

Facebook inexplicably logs out iPhone users

View
Pixar's 'Soul' was so popular on streaming that it beat 'The Office'

Pixar's 'Soul' was so popular on streaming that it beat 'The Office'

View
Microsoft reverses Xbox Live price hike, will add free multiplayer for some games

Microsoft reverses Xbox Live price hike, will add free multiplayer for some games

View
Spider-Man is coming to the PlayStation version of 'Marvel's Avengers'

Spider-Man is coming to the PlayStation version of 'Marvel's Avengers'

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr