The Apple Gather Round event is a wrap and while the company’s new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are impressive they are also expensive at $1,349 and $1,449 respectively for the highest capacity models.
Thankfully, Apple has added an option to their AppleCare+ plan which for an extra $100 will provide for Theft and Loss protection.
This type of protection was not available under prior AppleCare plans though cellular carriers have offered it for some time under their own insurance options.
AppleCare+ with theft protection will set you back $299 in total plus you’ll pay a $269 deductible and be required to have Find My iPhone activated at the time of loss.
Certainly, the theft of phones has been minimized in recent years by Apple’s use of Find My iPhone which requires a user to know the iCloud password before they can wipe the phone clean for use with another account.
Doing some quick math on the final price with insurance shows the iPhone Xs or Xs Max costs topping out at $1,648 for the 512 GB iPhone Xs and $ 1,798 for the 512 GB iPhone Xs Max.
Of course, these prices are for the top-of-the-line iPhone Xs and Xs Max 512 GB models. If you step down the storage to either of the 64 GB capacity models you can save $400 which still results in a $1,200+ smartphone.
Thankfully, less costly options are still available with the iPhone 7 32 GB starting at $449 and iPhone 8 64 GB starting at $599 before adding slightly less expensive Applecare+.
The new iPhone Xs models begin pre-orders this Friday, September 14, 2018, and start shipping September 21, 2018, with the iPhone XR up for pre-orders October 19, 2018, and shipments beginning the following week on October 26, 2018.