Apple cuts AppleCare+ prices for M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro

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The cost of AppleCare+ extra warranty coverage for the Apple Silicon MacBook Pro and MacBook Air has been reduced, while other models remain unchanged.

Apple has cut $50, or around a fifth, off the price of AppleCare+ for the M1 version of the MacBook Air. At the same time, the M1 MacBook Pro has seen the cost of its coverage reduced by $20.

The new price applies to anyone buying AppleCare+ alongside a new Mac. AppleCare+ can now also be bought during a certain period after purchase, subject in certain situations to a visual inspection of the device at an Apple Store.

Officially, that certain period is 60 days from the date the device was bought. However, Apple has at times extended this, due to the coronavirus. According to MacRumors, Apple is allowing recent buyers to cancel their existing AppleCare+ contract and buy at the new rate.

Prices for all other Macs, including the Intel version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, are unaffected. This means that, for the time being at least, coverage of these specific Apple Silicon Macs is less expensive than that of Intel Macs.

AppleCare+ continues to offer the same insurance protection for Apple devices that it did. That means up to two incidents of accidental damage per year, subject to a service charge that starts at $99 per incident.

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