Apple's HomePod has arrived in homes around the country. Inevitably, these devices will be dropped, spilled on and otherwise damaged in accidents and mishaps. What's the best way to protect your HomePod? Repairs can be expensive, so owners may want to review AppleCare+ coverage for HomePod. Apple offers the plan directly, which can be purchased within 60 days of buying a HomePod.
Some iPhone owners are nervous about jailbreaking their devices due to Apple's no jailbreaking policy. To discourage iOS hacking Apple does not offer customer support to users who jailbreak their phones, and jailbreaking also voids Apple’s warranty. Until today jailbreakers had no way to insure their iPhones, even through third-party warranty providers. That has all changed thanks to SquareTrade. The third-party provider has expanded its coverage to jailbroken iPhones. This is great news for jailbreakers who would like to protect themselves from cracked screens and other iPhone mishaps.
SquareTrade does not cover hardware mods (e.g. filed-off serial numbers) but any software modifications are fine. SquareTrade's VP of Strategy Vince Tseng told GigaOM.com, that SquareTrade does not care what Apple users do to their software. "Our general philosophy is that if a device hasn’t been played around with on the inside we don’t have a problem with that. We are here to help the Apple community, and if they want something Apple doesn’t provide we are here for them," said Tseng.
Starting July 17 new iPhones or upgraded iPhones will be eligible for AT&T's standard mobile insurance plan.
The company replaced its previous iPhone insurance plan with the regular $4.99 monthly Mobile Insurance program which covers loss, theft, accidental damage and mechanical or electrical failure.
All model iPhones can enroll within 30 days of a new activation or upgrade after July 17.
AT&T's new plan is much cheaper than Verizon Wireless who offers a $10.99 monthly plan for iPhone devices. The Verizon deductible runs $169 for the 16GB model and $199 for the 32GB model. AT&T's non-refundable deductible is only $50 or $125 per approved claim, but only two claims are allowed every 12-months.
As of midnight tonight, our Squaretrade iPhone Insurance Contest will officially end. That still leaves an opportunity for those of you that haven't entered to get 10 entries in the drawing pool, and those of you who already have to increase your chances of winning by getting your last day's worth of entries in. As a reminder, we'll be drawing winning entries for Squaretrade 2-year iPhone warranties good for any model of iPhone (8GB, 16GB, or 32GB) and ten (10) entrants will receive $10 off Squaretrade warranty coupon codes. Everyone who enters will receive a $5 off coupon code good towards any Squaretrade purchase.
Squaretrade is the leading third party insurance provider for the Apple iPhone. Unlike AppleCare, Squaretrade warranties cover accidents such as spills (and other water damage), drops, and other breakages.
Only two days until we randomly select winners in the SquareTrade iPhone Warranty Contest! Two entrants will receive certificates for free Squaretrade 2-year iPhone warranties good for any model of iPhone (8GB, 16GB, or 32GB). Another ten (10) winners will receive $10 off Squaretrade warranty coupon codes.