This week Apple has expanded the option of paying for Apple Care+ monthly to the UK and Germany, something which has been available in the US for a little while now. Apple Care+ for iPhone and other devices has long been available here in the UK, but you had to purchase the cover outright for 24 months and then after that you couldn’t extend the cover or purchase any extra.

When paying for the cover over a month by month basis, it is kept for the device so long as the monthly payments are continued, for something like an iPad which people typically keep longer than two years, that’s ideal. Paying monthly for Apple Care+ is available in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, UK and Germany and works for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch.

However, for customers who have already purchased Apple Care+ outright at the time of the device purchase can then start to pay for additional months thereafter to extend the cover beyond the usual limit.