Apple’s iPad Pro-Magic Keyboard is a very expensive gadget— while the 12.9-inch version costs $349 and the 11-inch version costs for about $299 — but if it is on AppleCare Plus coverage for your iPad Pro, it extends to the Magic Keyboard a new source reported.
If a user has AppleCare Plus on their new iPad Pro, they have to pay only a $29 service fee for repairs on their Magic Keyboard. The following report is a specific policy from Apple:
Every iPad comes with one year of hardware repair coverage through its limited warranty and up to 90 days of complimentary technical support. AppleCare+ extends your iPad, Apple Pencil, and Apple‑branded iPad keyboard coverage and includes up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage every 24 months. Each incident is subject to a service fee of $49 for iPad and $29 for Apple Pencil or Apple‑branded iPad keyboard, plus applicable tax. In addition, you’ll get 24/7 priority access to Apple experts by chat or phone
However, if a user wants AppleCare Plus for their iPad Pro (and, by extension, for an Apple-branded keyboard and/or an Apple Pencil), they have to buy that coverage within 2 months of buying their iPad. However AppleCare Plus isn’t cheap: it costs $5.99 per month over the 24-month policy, or you can buy it for $129 upfront. But if Magic Keyboard gets damaged, paying $129 for AppleCare Plus and $29 service fee for a repair costs a lot less than having to buy an entirely new Magic Keyboard.
If a user bought the original iPad Pro and AppleCare Plus on November 7th, 2018 (release date), and if the user also recently bought a Magic Keyboard, which means the new iPad Pro-Magic Keyboard will be covered by AppleCare Plus for about six more months.
W reviewed the Magic Keyboard earlier this week and found that it was a very good device but a very expensive, way to use your iPad Pro as a laptop.