The launch of the iPhone 13 this week showed that Apple has increased its AppleCare + UK warranty plan to accommodate loss and theft.
As part of an expansion of the policy already available in the US, iPhone buyers subscribing to AppleCare + With Lost and Theft, it will now be possible to replace the tube without paying a lot for a replacement.
In the UK, AppleCare + will cost £ 239 for 24 months of coverage, or £ 11.99 per month on top of the iPhone purchase. If, after that, users lose or steal, then purchasing a new one will be an extra £ 109.
Naturally, AppleCare + still covers a couple of accidental damage protection cases every 12 months, as well as battery maintenance coverage if it falls below 80% of its original capacity.
AppleCare + Theft and Loss Policy states: “Receive everything in AppleCare + and up to two theft or loss every 12 months. Each incident will be subject to the additional fees listed below.
“Theft and loss insurance requires Find My iPhone to be enabled on your device at the time it is lost or stolen and throughout the claims process.”
The update comes after Apple unveiled the iPhone 13 during a special event on September 14th. The four announced models are largely replicas of last year’s iPhone 12 models and may have duplicated the iPhone 12S at other times.
The camera updates and the A15 Bionic processor seem like big updates, and the design and construction mimics last year’s iPhone 12 series. Overall, this is unlikely to be the phone we would recommend iPhone 12 users to upgrade to, but for those using the iPhone 11 or earlier version, this is not a problem.
We’ll have a full review as soon as possible after the phone goes on sale on September 24th, which is a week later on Friday.