Does AppleCare cover water damage?

Apple has today expanded its scope of protection against accidental damage to AppleCare + to include the Mac product line. Although the company has not yet confirmed the change, the list for AppleCare + now includes accidental damage to Macs. Does AppleCare cover water damage?

How AppleCare + works?

Like AppleCare + for iPhone and iPad, each case of accidental damage to a Mac will have its own price. Screen damage or “damage to the outer casing” will be $ 99 per incident, while other damage, including water damage, will be $ 299. Users receive insurance for two incidents under AppleCare +, and after these two incidents have been used, replacement rates not covered by the warranty will apply. 

Water damage will void the warranty on all iPhones. But claims for accidental damage to AppleCare + relate to any warranty that invalidates accidental damage (other possible loopholes than the “catastrophic” clause in the warranty, where you don’t actually have the iPhone intact or even all parts of it). This will be one of two “repairs” of accidental damage for two years. Just make sure everything is saved if the screen is still usable. 

Find out if the fluid has damaged the iPhone or iPod

If the fluid damages the iPhone or iPod (for example, coffee or soft drink), the fluid damage repair service is not covered by Apple’s one-year limited warranty, but you may have consumer rights. The iPhone and most iPods that were built after 2006 have built-in liquid contact indicators that will show whether the device has been in contact with water or liquid containing water.

The iPhone and most iPods are equipped with Liquid Contact Indicators (LCI) that can be seen from the outside.

Does AppleCare cover water damage?

LCI is activated when it comes in contact with water or a liquid containing water. The color of the indicator is usually white or silver, but when it comes into contact with water or a liquid containing water, it will turn red. LCI does not activate due to changes in humidity and temperature that are in line with the product’s environmental requirements.

To find out if the LCI in your device has come into contact with liquid, find your product in the table below and locate the LCI or LCI in your device. To help you see the LCI, use a lit magnifying glass and set the angle or light until you see the LCI.

Who is AppleCare for?

Apple has long offered AppleCare for Macs, but until now it only included protection against accidental damage for iPhone and iPad AppleCare + users. However, with today’s extension, Mac users can now enjoy this range in the event of water damage or physical damage. Without AppleCare + Apple will not cover such problems under warranty. 

Apple charges different prices for AppleCare + depending on the Mac model. To qualify, the device must be purchased within the last 60 days. Machines must undergo a diagnostic test before AppleCare + can be used.

  • MacBook / MacBook Air: $ 249 
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro: $ 269
  • 15-inch MacBook Pro: $ 379
  • iMac: $ 169 
  • Mac Mini: $ 99
  • Mac Pro: $ 249



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