Should you buy AppleCare+ insurance for your HomePod?

“Just like most Apple products, when you purchase a HomePod, you’ll be able to pick up the company’s extended warranty known as AppleCare+,” Luke Filipowicz writes for iMore. “HomePod will cost you $349 for the device alone, and it’s totally understandable if you want to protect that investment.”

“The AppleCare+ plan for Homepod will cost you $39 on top of the $349,” Filipowicz writes. “With AppleCare+ in place for your HomePod, you’ll extend your warranty coverage from one year to two years and be covered for two incidents of accidental damage from handling the HomePod subject to a $39 service fee for each instance.”

“AppleCare+ will not cover damage deemed to be superficial or cosmetic, meaning if you scratch up the exterior of your HomePod, but it otherwise functions normally, you won’t be able to get the damage fixed,” Filipowicz writes. “Included in the AppleCare+ plan for HomePod is two years of telephone support for features like AirPlay, Wi-Fi, and the Home app.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: You likely need AppleCare+ if you plan to be moving HomePod(s) around often, have small children, and/or pets. Special note to those with cats: Don’t let them near your HomePod(s)!!!


    1. My first thought exactly. If you haven’t already burned your 2 damage incidents near the end of yr. 2, you should just put it in the tub so you can get a new/clean one?

      This is (more in a recent history of) short-sighted thinking by Apple. They should absolutely cover cosmetic damage if the user wants to. It will eat the 2 incidents faster (leading to more full-price repairs later) and this has *got* to be the cheapest “repair” they could offer:

      Sell a homepod w/ AC+ : +$398 (sale price)

      Repair a ding w/ replacement: +$39 (repair fee) -$349 (new replacement)

      Sell refurb :+$299 (guess)

      398+39-349+299 = $387.

      This “repair” costs Apple exactly $11 and generates blog posts about how great it was that “I scratched the paint on my homepod, apple handed me a new one. No questions asked.”

        1. botvinnik, that was a stupid metaphor. I know you can do better. Also, the Libtard Fanatic Voting System Gamer seems to really have in in for you, since your comment, which was reasonable and even innocuous, received hundreds of downvotes. I have said it before, and I’ll say it again: internet voting systems of any kind are worthless, because they can fall to the most callow, feckless, and injudicious adolescent script kiddie. Only secret ballots are trustworthy.

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