AirPod Warranty Options From Apple Versus Upsie

AirPods are prone to damage from drops, liquid spills, and cracks. That’s why you need an Upsie extended warranty to protect your AirPods from accidental damage and defects. However, customers can also choose to purchase from AppleCare+. So, which has the better warranty? Here’s a comparison between Upsie and AppleCare+.

AirPods Limited Warranty Coverage

Apple AirPods come with a limited warranty that lasts for the first 12 months from the date of purchase. The warranty covers manufacturing defects but does not cover accidental damage. Unfortunately, this means that if you drop your AirPods, you’ll have to cover the cost of the repair.
The limited warranty offers standard coverage that protects the device from defects. Other than that, customers should not rely on the limited warranty for protection.

Do AirPods Need an Extended Warranty?

AirPods need an extended warranty to protect from liquid spills, drops, and cracks. In addition, the extended warranty will include protection against defects, battery failure, early wear, connection issues, and more.
Customers have two main choices when choosing extended warranty coverage. They can choose AppleCare+ or Upsie. Keep reading to learn why AppleCare+ isn’t the best option to protect your AirPods.

What Does AppleCare Offer?

Apple offers an extended warranty for AirPods, AirPods Pro, Beats, and AirPods Max. The extended warranty is through AppleCare+ and lasts two years from the date of purchase. However, after the two years, there is no option to extend the warranty further.
For AirPods, AirPods Pro, and Beats, AppleCare+ costs $29 for two years. AppleCare+ for the AirPods Max will cost $59 for two years. The plan also has a repair deductible that costs $29 per claim.
AppleCare+ covers accidental damage, battery replacements, software support, and Bluetooth connectivity issues. In addition, customers get unlimited incidents of accidental damage protection and 24/7 access to tech support.

Is Upsie Better Than AppleCare+ for AirPods?

Upsie is better than AppleCare+ for AirPods. First of all, Upsie’s warranties are more affordable. Upsie offers the exact amount of coverage you need for your AirPods based on the purchase price.
For example, if you purchase AirPods for $119, Upsie’s two-year warranty with accidental damage protection costs just $18.99. Upsie also offers a three-year plan for $25.99 (which is something that AppleCare+ doesn’t offer). In addition, a two-year Upsie warranty for Apple’s $549 AirPods Max will cost $57.99, and a three-year warranty costs $80.99.
Upsie also has a lower deductible. Upsie’s deductible is just $25 per claim, ensuring that customers save money on every claim they make with Upsie. Plus, customers can make unlimited claims up to the purchase price of the device and have access to 24/7/365 live claim representatives.
Upsie is proud to offer flexible repair options. After a claim is approved, customers can take their AirPods to an Upsie-certified local repair shop (or even the Genius Bar) and Upsie will cover the cost. As a result, customers always get access to the best repairs in their area.
When you choose to protect your AirPods with Upsie, you get premium and comprehensive coverage for a price that AppleCare+ can’t touch.

How to Purchase an Upsie Warranty for AirPods

Upsie understands that purchasing warranty coverage can be daunting. So, Upsie makes the process as easy and simple as possible. For example, you can purchase an Upsie warranty for AirPods bought in the last 60 days by following a few simple steps.
First, visit Upsie’s Warranty Page for Apple AirPods. Then, select the retail price of the product and choose between two and three years of coverage. Finally, add the warranty to your cart and check out. You’ll also need to upload a picture of your receipt so Upsie’s claims representatives can easily pull up your device’s information when you make a claim.
Purchasing an Upsie warranty should take less than five minutes. After that, you have full warranty coverage for your AirPods.

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