Apple is selling its own accessories at its retail stores and on its online stores.
Apple said Thursday that it would stop selling AppleCare for new iPhone accessories, replacing it with AppleCare+, which includes warranty support and repairs for products that are defective.
The company has been aggressively marketing the AppleCare+ product line, including AppleCare, AppleCare Classic, and AppleCare Gold, but it hasn’t had a huge impact on sales.
The new AppleCare will provide support for Apple products that aren’t covered by AppleCare or AppleCare+.
AppleCare is also available on the Apple App Store, which makes it easy for users to buy AppleCare products and also to keep them in their homes.
The app will also let users manage their own AppleCare accounts and provide tools to troubleshoot problems and manage their AppleCare account.
AppleCare replaces AppleCare.
“The new Apple Care product line is designed to deliver the best experience for our customers while offering a wider range of coverage options for all of our customers,” said Apple chief financial officer Jony Ive in a blog post.
Apple is adding AppleCare to its HomeKit and SmartThings products, and the new Apple HomeKit accessories, and will be expanding AppleCare coverage to its iWatch and iWatch Sport products.
Ive did not say how many products would be affected by the new product line.
Apple announced it was shutting down its AppleCare warranty program in March, after customers complained about the company’s failure to replace faulty products with new ones.
The announcement was seen as a response to customers who complained about AppleCare’s coverage, but AppleCare did not go away entirely.
Apple’s loss of AppleCare support could affect Apple’s bottom line, as consumers are likely to choose the cheaper AppleCare option.
AppleInsider’s Peter Kafka and The Associated Press contributed to this report.