Apple is now letting owners of air conditioner-powered devices in stores use AppleCare Protection for up to three days after a new air conditioning device is used, according to a recent report.
Air conditioners and air condition systems have been a favorite target of hackers for years, as well as by those who want to take advantage of the technology.
As we reported in July, there are several ways that hackers can take advantage.
For example, hackers could use air conditionering to send out spam emails or to spy on users, or they could use the system to control or interfere with the device’s functions, according the report.
Air conditioners are also popular targets for malicious hackers who want access to a device’s information.
AppleInsider reports that the Air Conditioning Protection Policy has been updated to allow affected devices to stay covered through the three-day period.
Air conditioning systems that can be replaced with a replacement are now required to be replaced within two days, according AppleInsider.
Apple’s Air Conditioners are designed to automatically adjust to changing temperatures, which can make them susceptible to overheating and cooling problems.
While Apple says that devices that are not in direct contact with a fan are protected, a device could still get damaged or even explode if the fan is turned on or off.
AppleInsig’s report said that AppleCare Protect can be purchased for as little as $29, and can be used for up for three days.