Apple has currently put plans in place to expand its AppleCare+ monthly payment options to Canada, Australia, and Japan.
The monthly payment option was first introduced in the U.S. in 2019. Customers can choose to keep their AppleCare coverage for the life of their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch even after the 24 or 36 months of coverage paid upfront.
The online Apple Stores in Canada, Australia, and Japan are yet to offer monthly payment options when checking out after making a purchase, but an AppleCare (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210580) support document confirms the feature is rolling out.
According to Apple, “In the United States, Australia, Canada, and Japan, when you purchase AppleCare+ coverage for your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, you can choose to pay monthly or pay upfront for 24 months of coverage. For Apple Watch Edition and Hermes, you can pay upfront for 36 months.”
Coverage may continue after the expiry date of the 24 or 36 months plan until it’s cancelled. The Monthly Payment Plans for AppleCare+ may differ based on region and device.
Sadly, the monthly payment options are not presently available for Mac, HomePod and other devices.