Apple on Thursday reduced the prices of AppleCare+ plans for MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro models equipped with the M1 chip.
In the United States, AppleCare+ for the MacBook Air is now $199, down from $249. The new price applies to both M1 and Intel MacBook Air models. However, Apple no longer sells the Intel-based model directly.
As for the 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple has split AppleCare+ into two separate plans for the M1 and Intel-based models, with pricing for the M1 model reduced to $249, down from $269. The price of the coverage for the Intel-based 13-inch MacBook Pro remains at $269.
Coverage offered by the plans, as well as accidental damage fees, appear to remain unchanged. The lower pricing is also available in many other countries.
Customers that have recently purchased Apple Care+ for the affected MacBooks can contact Apple Support to cancel their current plan and purchase a replacement plan at the new lower price.
AppleCare+ for Mac extends your coverage to three years from your AppleCare+ purchase date and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage protection every 12 months, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other damage, plus applicable tax. In addition, you’ll get 24/7 priority access to Apple experts via chat or phone.