With the mad rush to get their hands on the iPhone, fans can
now up the protection on the new mobile gadget in their arsenal. Apple
has just released its
new warranty for the iPhone, the AppleCare Protection Plan.
According to Apple, every iPhone comes with one year of hardware repair
coverage and up to two years of technical support. The AppleCare
Protection Plan extends the repair coverage to two years from purchase
date. Apple-authorized technicians will repair a user’s iPhone or provide
a replacement using genuine Apple parts. The plan also covers the iPhone
Bluetooth hands-free headset and other included accessories.
For those of you who feel your Apple products are not quite indestructible,
this may be a good insurance plan for you. Also, the extra money to dish
out is not a bad deal for the first generation iPhone users, who are most
likely to encounter problems with their new toy.
There’s bad news, however, for those of you who live in Alabama, Connecticut,
Nevada, or Wyoming and have purchased the iPhone. If you place an order for the
warranty, Apple will remove it and tell you that they have done so. It
seems Apple is not authorized to sell the protection plan to residents of these
The AppleCare Protection Plan is available for both PC and Mac and can be
purchased for $69. The plan must also be purchased while the iPhone is still
under the original one-year warranty.