Apple has unveiled a higher price for AppleCare+ coverage for its new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets. AppleCare+ for either device is $129.99, while the service fee is $99.99.
This is an increase from the pricing for iPhone 6 and earlier models, which are priced at $99.99 for AppleCare+ and $79.99 for the service fee. It’s likely the increased prices are due to the new technology in the new devices, which includes a larger Taptic Engine and the brand new 3D Touch, which Apple is billing as the next generation of Multi-Touch display.
While the price is still not outrageous for the coverage it supplies, the $30 increase for AppleCare+ and $20 bump for the service fee is sure to cause outrage in some quarters.
Concerned buyers may wish to check out Apple’s new iPhone Upgrade Program, which allows users to sign up for a plan where they can trade-in their current iPhone for a new model each year after they have made 12 monthly installments. The new plan includes AppleCare+ coverage with each phone, so it may be a more convenient way to pay for AppleCare+ coverage, while also getting a new iPhone each year.
For more information about the new iPhone Upgrade Program, you are invited to read Ian Fuch’s informative article about the plan.