Apple and Best Buy reportedly partner for extended warranty plans
Apple isn’t only famous for its gadgets, but also for its customer service. The Apple Store Genius Bar is well known for helping consumers address problems, even for Apple products that were built a decade ago. The same goes AppleCare+, Cupertino’s extended warranty service, which we now hear will extend its availability as well.
It seems that Apple and BestBuy have just partnered to sell AppleCare+ on Best Buy stores starting September 14th, which is apparently just ahead of the launch of the iPhone 6s. These news are rather weird though, as Best Buy is notorious for offering its own extended warranty plan while you’re at check out. We’re not sure if Best Buy will be offering both when you buy an Apple product, but we do hear that the Best Buy standard warranty will cover your product just as much as the Apple Store will, allowing you to service your device in both stores.
AppleCare+ allows users to get two accidental repairs for iOS products and the Apple Watch, in addition to an extra year of warranty coverage. We should learn more as we get closer to the iPhone 6s launch date.