AppleCare+ details leak for upcoming Apple Watch sales

Just under a month ago, Apple came through with some of the most anticipated details regarding the debut of its Apple Watch lineup, finally clarifying pricing. When sales begin a little later this month, you’ll be able to pick up an Apple Watch starting at $350 for the aluminum Sport model, $550 for the regular steel Watch, and a what-are-you-guys-smoking $10,000 starting price for the premium Watch Edition. But as regular Apple shoppers know, we sometimes find ourselves buying more than just new hardware, and occasionally opt for the peace of mind imparted by some extra AppleCare protection. Now new details have leaked, explaining just what you’ll pay for AppleCare+ for each of these models.

For the Sport model, AppleCare+ should cost just about $60, or $80 for the steel Apple Watch. Those purchases will grant buyers with an additional second year of tech support and cover two hardware damage incidents.

As for the Apple Watch Edition, its AppleCare+ offering is tipped to carry a fittingly lofty price tag, with Apple charging nearly a cool $1000 for the service. That would extend Apple’s 24/7 support for a third year beyond the two included with the purchase price, as well cover two damage incidents.

Considering how exposed to the elements a smartwatch can be, and how they’re not really conducive towards protection with cases, will you be springing for some AppleCare+ with your purchase?

Source: 9to5 Mac

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