AppleCare Protection Plan warranty can now transfer to new purchases
Apple is now allowing customers who purchased an AppleCare Protection Plan to transfer the warranty to a new device without having to cancel the current plan or buy a new one, according to a report from BGR. This information comes from a leaked internal document in the form of a screenshot (shown above), which specifies the change in policy.
The transfer applies to purchases made within 30 days, specifically:
The product originally covered by the agreement must have been purchased within the past 30 days, and the new product must be of the kind that can be covered by that agreement.
For example, if you just bought an iPhone 3GS with an AppleCare Protection Plan and upgraded to an iPhone 4 within the month, you can transfer your plan to the new hardware. It looks like the transfer option expands to all AppleCare Protection Plans, including the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Displays, and one can assume the iMac, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. Although the leaked snapshot does not specifically show all of the Apple hardware, it refers to “all other APP agreements.” This report and screenshot appeared on BGR, who says the move will simplify the buying process for customers. If you were wondering, the AppleCare Protection Plan has always been transferable to new hardware owners.
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