As 9to5Mac reports, Apple is now allowing you to purchase its extended warranty/damage protection for your iPhone as long as youve purchased it less than a year ago. The previous window of opportunity that Apple offered was within 60 days of the date of purchase.
Even though it doesnt reflect on Apples information site just yet, go ahead and give it a try. Head on over to the AppleCare support page and enter the serial number of your iOS device. If youve purchased it within the year, you should be able to see an Eligible for AppleCare+ notification whose link will lead you to another page where you can purchase the extended protection.
The change only applies to iPhones at this time, so no extra protection for your Apple watch or iPad if you bought it more than 60 days ago.
AppleCare+ starts at $99 for the iPhone SE, or $129 for the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus. It covers damage up to two times during the protection period. Youll have priority access to Apples 24/7 support line, mail-in or carry-in repairs, as well as ‘Express Replacement Service’. Screen damage repair is just a $29 service fee, while any other damage is also covered for a higher $99 service fee.