AppleCare protects your iPhone, iPad, and Mac against malware, and Apple has been expanding the program since last year, introducing a new level of protection that includes AppleCare+ to protect your device against viruses, spyware, and other malicious code.
In other words, AppleCare is the equivalent of a new version of its iPhone OS.
And that means you can now apply AppleCare+, which comes with a $100 upgrade fee that covers up to 90 days of your device’s warranty.
But the most important thing to remember is that if you don’t apply Applecare+, your iPhone will still be covered for 90 days after the original AppleCare expires.
AppleCare upgrades will only work on your device if you use AppleCare+.
If you’re thinking about switching to a new iPhone, Mac, or iPad, you can also check out our detailed guide to choosing the best upgrade for your new phone, tablet, and computer.
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