loss and theft now covered in France

This insurance program offered by the apple brand is evolving, and now offers this much-awaited new option.

The Apple Care+ offer is not new in France. This is an insurance contract covering all of the American manufacturer’s electronic products, whether smartphones, tablets, computers, connected watches or headphones. . This assurance is growing just before the release of the iPhone 14.

A guarantee against loss and theft finally available

Initially, in France, Apple Care+ was intended to insure owners of iPhones or any other brand device against various breakdowns, including changing the battery, and against accidental damage, such as falls. For the latter, a total of two interventions per year are authorized. In addition, the subscriber benefits from priority access to technical assistance.

Basic benefits excluding theft and loss offered by Apple Care+.©Apple

Now, it goes further and takes into account cases of theft and loss. This service was already offered across the Atlantic, but it took a long time before it reached France.

Of course, Tim Cook’s group imposes a certain number of conditions to benefit from such a guarantee. First of all, it does not concern all devices, only iPhones. In addition, to take advantage of it, it is necessary to carry out some manipulations. Apple asks in this respect to activate the Location feature, to erase all data from the device declared lost or stolen, to deactivate it and finally to transfer ownership. Through these processes, Apple naturally wants to verify that the terminal will not be reused later by its owner.

Additional costs to be expected

Similar to triggering other Apple Care+ insurance benefits, replacement of an iPhone due to loss or theft is subject to payment of a deductible.

The amount is fixed at 129 euros. For the record, it is 29 euros for damage to the screen or the glass back and 99 euros for other types of breakage.

It should also be noted that the amount of the subscription to Apple Care+ depends on the model of smartphone concerned. Here is the detail of the prices of the new insurance:

  • iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max: €289 for two years (or €14.49 / month for one year)
  • iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 11: €229 for two years (or €11.49 / month for one year)
  • iPhone SE 2022: €149 for two years (or €7.49 / month for one year)

Following the release of the iPhone 14, the price list should logically evolve, and the latter occupy the place currently reserved for the 13 Pro models.

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