updated 09:40 am EDT, Wed November 3, 2010
Tight limits apply
Apple has slightly loosened the restrictions of its AppleCare warranty plans, a leaked memo shows. Retroactive to October 28th, people who want to can now transfer any existing AppleCare plan to a new product. Previously, Apple notes, people would simply have to buy a new AppleCare term unless both products were iPhones. iPhone plans have been transferable since June 23rd.
The change comes with some heavy restrictions. The original product must have been bought within 30 days before the transfer request, and the new one must fall within the scope of the same type of AppleCare plan. Coverage bought for an iPad, for example, cannot be carried over to a Cinema Display.