Apple quietly made changes to its AppleCare+ warranty that allows travelers to get service on their iOS devices when overseas. Previously, service was limited to your home country.
As reported by TechCrunch, The new terms allow customers to find service wherever and whenever they have problems with their iPad or iPhone. It’s not an exhaustive resource to fix every problem, though, as the services available to customers are determined by the company in which they are seeking assistance. For example, a Verizon iPhone 5 owner would not be able to get a replacement phone in France as French Apple Stores won’t carry that model.
When you seek service you also must abide by the terms and conditions of AppleCare+ in that particular country. Countries offering AppleCare+ include Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Despite these limitations, this change will make it easier for customers to travel with their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. They can rest easy knowing that their iOS device can be repaired if something goes wrong while they away from home.