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How to get your Apple products serviced after AppleCare expires

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We all love our Apple products, and we all hate when they break down. Unfortunately, cracks, breaks, spills, and other types of damage happen more than we like to admit, which means the need to get out Apple products serviced is pretty much inevitable. If your complimentary year of AppleCare has expired, however, you might be short on options when it comes to getting your Apple products fixed.

If you're worried about potential accidents and damage to your favorite Apple products and electronic devices, subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited. You'll get comprehensive coverage for nearly all your devices under the same product protection plan, so you can be prepared for anything. File unlimited claims, access 24/7 customer support, and more, all without paying any deductibles or hidden fees.

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How can you get your Apple products repaired without AppleCare?

Let's take a look at how you can get your Apple products fixed after your AppleCare plan has expired.

Getting service from Apple

Even if your device isn't covered under AppleCare, you can still get it serviced from Apple. Although it might be the most expensive route, you can almost guarantee Apple is going to give you a quality repair.

However, it's important to note that MacBooks are only eligible for battery repair for up to 10 years from when the product was last distributed for sale, which means if your MacBook is older than 10 years, it's unlikely Apple will offer repair services for it. Additionally, Apple has to offer repairs for iPhones, MacBooks, iPads, and Apple TV devices for at least 5 years from their purchase date.

Third-party repairs

You're also welcome to take your Apple products to a third-party repair service. Although these will likely be cheaper than any repair Apple can offer outside of your AppleCare coverage, it can be more difficult to tell whether you're getting a quality service. You can find an Apple authorized service provider online, but if that isn't an option, it's best to stick with trusted names like uBreakiFix and iFixit if you're seeking third-party repair services.

If you're looking to get your Apple Watch repaired, for example, you can search "Apple Watch repair near me" and a list of repair stores will come up.

Self repair

Apple launched a self repair program, which allows you to fix certain devices on your own. The program is currently only available for iPhone models ranging from the iPhone 12 to the iPhone 14 Pro Max, and for Macs ranging from the iMac to the MacBook Pro M2. Apple will send you the repair kit with everything you need, including a tool kit, although this has to be returned once you're done. Repair kits can range in price anywhere from just 20 cents to over $500 depending on what's needed.

Get an extended warranty

An extended warranty plan will help you get your Apple products serviced at a reduced price, or even for free. Apple offers AppleCare+, which offers a range of repair options at predetermined prices, however there are also other options out there. Retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon offer their own warranties as well.

Subscribing to Mulberry Unlimited is also a great option for getting your Apple products repaired and performing like new. Mulberry Unlimited provides coverage for nearly all your Apple devices, giving you the time and money to worry about more important things.

Keep your Apple products safe with Mulberry

Although AppleCare and AppleCare+ are offered as warranty options by Apple, they can be expensive, and often fall short of providing the most complete coverage. When you subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited, you'll get product protection for nearly all your Apple devices and more under the same plan, so you'll never have to worry about accidents and damage.

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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