Apple extends AppleCare+ accidental damage coverage

AppleCare+ protection plan

Good news for anyone with active AppleCare+ coverage on their iPhone, or those planning to purchase coverage on a new device. Apple has quietly changed the terms of service. Until recently, AppleCare+ provided for two accidental damage incidents per year.

Now AppleCare+ customers can rest assured that unlimited repairs for accidental damage protection are included in the plan. Of course, each incident requires a service fee for covered repairs. The breakdown is as follows:

iPhone 14 Pro demand extends delivery times

iPhone 14 Pro

High demand for Apple's latest iPhone Pro models has extended delivery times. Those just ordering an iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max can expect to wait up to six weeks depending on color and storage tier. Wait times may increase as the holiday season approaches, especially if Apple experiences supply issues.

The company has already asked supplier Han Hai to switch over iPhone 14 production lines to make more iPhone 14 Pro models instead. This will help by increasing fourth quarter iPhone Pro shipments by ten percent, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Apple rolls out iOS 15.7 for security fixes

iOS 15 logo

Most of the focus lately has been on iOS 16, Apple's latest iPhone operating system. Apple has also provided an important security update to iOS 15. This means that Apple has released two updates side-by-side, iOS 15.7 and iOS 16. iPhone owners can elect to install the iOS 15.7 patch or do a full upgrade to iOS 16.

Apple launches the extreme Apple Watch Ultra

Apple Watch Ultra bands

The Apple Watch may have stolen the show at Apple's keynote event in 2022. In addition to the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple launched an extreme sports version of its wearable called the Apple Watch Ultra. This watch has been engineered and certified to operate in some of the most extreme environments on the planet, while providing the wearer with essential information and connectivity.

Apple shows off the iPhone 14 lineup

iPhone 14 Pro

Apple revealed the iPhone 14 series with four different models in two screen sizes. The iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max join the iPhone family later this month. The keynote presentation on September 7, 2022 showed off the latest devices, their features, and pricing for different storage tiers.


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