AppleCare protection plans aren’t necessarily bound to the product they were originally purchased with, according to an internal Apple memo.
The memo, which magically landed in the hands of the Boy Genius Report, stated that AppleCare coverage can be transfered from one product to another assuming the first was bought within the last 30 days, and the second qualifies for the same type of coverage. Previously, customers would have to cancel their original AppleCare plan and purchase a new one.
The change means shoppers exchanging recently bought Apple gear will have a much easier time moving their AppleCare protection to their new purchases.
The change in the AppleCare policy went into effect on October 28, and was already in place for iPhone purchases.