Tag Archive: Warranty

How to Add AppleCare+ Warranty to iPad or iPhone

AppleCare Plus is an extended warranty program available for iPad and iPhone. If you have recently bought an iPhone or iPad, you can add AppleCare+ within 60 days of that devices purchase. AppleCare+ Plus will provide 24 months of tech support, repair, and replacement coverage for an iPad or iPhone, along with major components that … Read More

Apple Watch swim app works — but it will void your warranty

The Apple Watch isn’t completely waterproof, so it makes sense that you won’t find a swimming option in the Workouts app. But that hasn’t stopped one development team from building their own way to track aquatic exercises on the wearable.…Read more ›

How to save money on Mac repairs with your credit card’s extended warranty

Have you ever had an Apple product bite the dust only a few months after its warranty or AppleCare expired? Out-of-warranty repair costs can easily soar into the hundreds of dollars for Apple products, but if you purchased your Mac using a credit…Read more ›

Best warranty options for your new iPhone

Naturally, you hope your new iPhone will stay in mint condition until you’re ready to upgrade or resell. But the fact is, if you cringe at the possibility of a $ 200 repair bill for a broken screen, it’s time to think…Read more ›

Belgian Judge Almost Blocked Apple’s Website Over Misleading Warranty Options

An investigative magistrate in Belgium reportedly considered forcing Internet service providers to block Apple’s website, after claims that the company is misleading customers over warranty options. Apple has been involved with a long-running dispute with the European legal system over…Read more ›    [Read More…]

This Simple Tool Is How Geniuses Decide To Void Your MacBook Warranty


Why is it that some people can walk into their local Apple Store with a broken MacBook and walk away with a free replacement, and other people are turned away, with Apple claiming the repair is due to user error… even if it isn’t?

It has less to do with whether or not you actually voided your warranty than if Apple thinks they can prove you voided your warranty. And the  [Read More…]

Tim Cook Publishes Letter Apologizing To Chinese Customers For Warranty Policies


Apple has been getting pounded by the Chinese press lately for its warranty policies service and not talking to the press whenever they want a statement (welcome to Apple news my friends). Hoping to end the onslaught from the government-supported press, Apple issued an apology letter to Chinese customers signed by Tim Cook.

The letter, which was written in Chinese and posted to Apple’s website, said that Tim Cook and the rest of  [Read More…]

Apple Fires Back at Italian Warranty Police

On Monday, wereported that the Italian government has supposedly threatened Apple with another fine – “and possible temporary closure of its operations in Italy” – if Apple doesnt amend its warranty policy to comply with EU law. As some of you may recall, Italian antitrust authorities already succeeded at forcing Apple to pay $1.2 million in fines after the iDevice maker lost an appeal in late spring. Earlier this week, Reuters noted that additional fines  [Read More…]

Did Apple Dodge A Powder Keg In Europe With Italian Warranty Case?

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Although many EU consumer laws already guarantee twice as much protection, Apple can continue to rip off customers there by selling AppleCare extended warranties. Lawyer Carlo Piana told Cult of Mac that although Apple lost its appeal over fines for unfair business practices in an Italian court, that probably wont affect Apples stance in the rest of the EU-27, although consumer laws are harmonized  [Read More…]