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AppleCare+ Reaches Europe, But Its Incident Fee Increases

AppleCare+ has finally reached the British Isles, France, and Italy, where the $99 per year plan can be purchased for £55 and €69. However, the $49 incident fee added to AppleCare+ claims appears to have increased to $79, and now covers up to two incidents. The news comes from AppleInsider, who explains:
AppleCare+ for iPhone still carries the same initial price of $99. But now customers who need coverage for accidental damage will need to pay a $79 service fee, plus applicable tax, to have their device repaired or replaced. Previously, customers paid $49 for accidental damage coverage. The limit two two incidents per device remains unchanged.
As a reminder, AppleCare's $99 (£55, €69) fee provides two years of extended warranty for an iDevice, which includes the repair or replacement of an iPhone, an iPhone battery, its earphones, accessories, and even the USB and power adapter. The launch of AppleCare+ in Europe had been rumored for some time, and as such British, French, and Italian iDevice users now have the option of purchasing additional coverage for their brand new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c handsets, which Apple announced on stage at its recent media event. For more of our recent news, see: Apple Gives iPod Lineup "Space Gray" Treatment Alongside New iPhone 5SApple Posts iPhone 5C And iPhone 5S Introductory Videos On YouTube, and Today's Best Apps: Straight 8 And JARVIS: A Second Screen Experience.