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Does AppleCare+ cover water damage?

Most hardware devices are going to have a warranty of some description. Apples are no exception, and any of the company’s iPhones, iPads or Macs have a one-year warranty (including up to 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support). If you find the Apple device isn’t working, you can get it fixed during that period. However, beyond that, that warranty isn’t a lot of good; but you can always get AppleCare and AppleCare Plus, which are kind of like extended warranties.

AppleCare is essentially a scheme that covers a range of Apple devices. The policy covers Macs, VDUs, and Apple TVs – but not iPhones, iPads, and iPods.

If you do invest in AppleCare, the costs vary depending on the device it covers. For the MacBook Pro, it can amount up to $349. The iMac cover is available at $169. Apple Displays are covered for $99.

The AppleCare package will be enough to extend your Apple hardware coverage for up to three years and two years for Apple TV. That will extend the cover to include both support and repairs if something happens to your Apple device.

AppleCare Plus is an extended policy for iPhones, iPods, Apple Watches and iPads to cover accidents. It extends the hardware repair coverage for those devices by a couple of years. You get 60 days to invest into AppleCare+ after purchasing your device, 30 days in Japan.

AppleCare+ costs $129 for the most recent iPhone 6S models and $99 for iPads. The extended coverage cost is $59 for the iPod Touch. The Apple Watch is also included in the Plus plan at $69. Check out the pricing for all Apple devices.

This means you can get your iPhone repaired if it fell out your pocket and broke. But there are still some terms and conditions. For instance, AppleCare+ only covers two accident claims. But the question is

Does AppleCare+ cover water damage?

Your basic warranty and AppleCare policy don’t cover water damage. However, the AppleCare+ scheme mentioned above would cover water damage. That’s highlighted under its “Accidental Damage from Handling” terms that state, “ADH coverage only applies to an operational or mechanical failure caused by an accident from handling that is the result of an unexpected and unintentional external event (e.g. drops and damage caused by liquid contact other than as a result of defect in material or workmanship) that arises from your normal daily usage of the Covered Device as intended for such Covered Device.”

Consequently, AppleCare+ does cover water damage for iPhones, iPods, and iPads. As an alternative, there are other companies that also offer extended warranties for iPhones such as SquareTrade. The extra cover might not be worth investing in for Apple displays, but for iPads and iPhones, it might be good to have. You can also checkout the tutorial on how to download iFile on iPhone without Jailbreaking. Also, do share your views in the comment section and share it with your friends.