Apple revised its terms for AppleCare+ for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The new terms allow you to replace the battery of your device at no cost during your AppleCare+ term, so long as it meets Apple’s new terms, which are looser than ever.
If you start to notice that one of the aforementioned devices isn’t holding a charge as well as it once did, it’s probably worth taking it to Apple to find out if you can get a replacement. Previously, if your battery still held up to 50 percent of the electrical charge capacity, you were able to get a replacement. Now, you can get a replacement if your battery holds anything less than an 80 percent charge based on the original specifications, according to new details noticed by MacRumors:
If during the Plan Term, you submit a valid claim by notifying Apple that (i) a defect in materials and workmanship has arisen in the Covered Equipment, or (ii) the capacity of the Covered Equipment’s battery to hold an electrical charge is less than eighty percent (80%) of its original specifications, Apple will either (A) repair the defect at no charge, using new parts or parts that are equivalent to new in performance and reliability, or (B) exchange the Covered Equipment, with a replacement product that is new or equivalent to new in performance and reliability.
AppleCare+ isn’t always cheap and prices vary depending on the product you want to cover, but if deteriorating battery life is a concern, as it is for many of us, then AppleCare+ is now more desirable than ever.