Apple is now offering an iPod AppleCare Protection Plan for both Mac and Windows users. (Previously, AppleCare was only available for Apple’s desktops and laptops.) iPods come standard with 90 days of phone support and one year of hardware service coverage. The US$59 AppleCare plan extends service and support coverage for your iPod, its included accessories, and iTunes for up to two years from the original purchase date. With the plan, you get direct access to Apple experts for answers by phone and access to Web-based resources. If your iPod or its accessories need serviced, Apple-certified technicians will repair it or provide a replacement. The plan is available for all iPod models within their one-year limited warranty.