by Joe White
August 31, 2013
AppleCare+ is set to launch in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland in the near future, according to a recent report from 9to5Mac. In fact, the availability of the revamped AppleCare service in Europe is said to be "imminent," AppleCare staff note. As a reminder, we told you AppleCare+ was set to cross the Atlantic in the coming weeks, where it would be available in select European countries for under €100. Now, 9to5Mac cites sources from inside Apple, who claim that the launch is almost here, and that AppleCare+ will initially be available in six countries. The €100 fee estimation is maintained, meaning British iDevice owners could expect to pay around £85 for the service (based on the exchange rate Apple uses for other products). 9to5Mac continues:
Apple is said to be working with firm AIG to develop AppleCare+ for Europe. Like in the United States, the service could be applied to an iPhone or iPad within 30 days of purchasing the device. AppleCare+ also must be purchased in the home country in which the device will be used. It is likely that AppleCare+ will cost around €100 in Europe.Apple's redesigned AppleCare reached the United States a few days back, bringing 24/7 live chat support, a revamped website, and more. We'll keep you updated with further information as we receive it. In the meantime, see: Acclaimed iA Writer App Updated With New Features On Both iOS And Mac, The Dark Knight Rises With iPhone 5 Support In Batman Arkham City Lockdown, and Today's Best Apps: Space Guard, Air Video HD And DeskConnect.