Best Buy will begin selling AppleCare for Macs and AppleCare+ for iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches on September 14th, reports 9to5Mac. The date is just a few days after Apple’s expected unveiling of the next generation iPhone on September 9th.
The AppleCare plans sold through Best Buy will operate identically to the offerings sold directly from Apple, but they will also combine in Best Buy’s standard warranty. Customers who purchase an Apple product along with AppleCare through Best Buy will be able to service their devices either directly via Apple or through Best Buy itself.
Best Buy will become one of few third-party retailers to offer AppleCare. It had originally been reluctant to sell Apple’s warranty because of its own offering; however, it appears the companies have reached an agreement that combines the two.
It’s believed that Apple is also working to create an AppleCare+ warranty that will cover Macs for accidental damage but that is likely a ways off.