New AppleCare+ extended warranty covers accidents

Apple has introduced a new level of AppleCare for iPhone shoppers, called AppleCare+. This version of Apple’s extended warranty coverage is available beginning Oct. 14 — the same day as the iPhone 4S — and covers accidental damage, unlike the previous variety.

iPad 2 Loses the Water Damage Indicators

There is little in a gadget lover’s life that’s more disappointing than taking a device in for warranty repairs, only to be told that it isn’t eligible because of water damage. iPad 2 owners may seldom have to face that kind of disappointment, new info suggests.