Apple discontinues combined Apple Watch + iPhone AppleCare packages



On the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus announcement day, Apple increased the pricing of its AppleCare+ protection plan from $99 to $129. We’ve since discovered that Apple has additionally discontinued its combined plans for the Apple Watch and iPhone. Since the launch of the Apple Watch earlier this year, Apple offered combined packages that allowed a customer to protect both devices on a single plan. Now, customers must purchase both plans separately. The combined packages did not bring any discount or value over purchasing the plans separately, so the discontinuation of the program does not come as a major change for consumers. Apple has told employees that customers who have already purchased the combined plans will not be affected through their deals.


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  1. For some it might cause a change. I liked and bought the bundle because it allowed me to get Applecare+ for my iPhone 6 six months after I got it. Without the bundle, I wouldn’t have been able to get it.

    • Arin Failing - 8 years ago

      I’m fairly certain that you’re able to add AppleCare+ to your device, at anytime, up to 1 year after initial purchase date.

  2. GoldMark City - 8 years ago