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[Engadget] Apple offers free repairs for products damaged by Japan quake

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Apple customers with Macs, displays, and iOS devices that were directly damaged in the Japan earthquake and tsunami may be eligible for free repairs. The offer, posted on the company's Japanese website, excludes iPod classic, nano, and shuffle, and only applies to customers living in areas covered by the Ministry of Health's Disaster Relief Act. Originally posted in March, Apple's announcement joins Softbank's offer to replace lost iPhones registered to its network, and free calls to Japan from U.S. carriers, among others. Considering water and other accidental damage typically voids a device's warranty, you'll want to give AppleCare a call soon -- the acceptance period only runs through June 30th.
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Wow, that's a generous move.
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Something free from Apple? Awesome.
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Uh oh I dropped my Japanese-made fake iPhone, can I get it changed?
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Uh oh I dropped my Japanese-made fake iPhone, can I get it changed?
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Thats an awesome move by Apple.
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when your making enough $$ and generating so much apple consumer market share, why stop at that? repair all japans broken goods so you stay on top and everyone thinks ur even better. nice move btw i own a i4
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The iPhone actually has a very large market in Japan, this is going to be expensive for them:

http://videos-phone.net/apple-iphone...e-smartphones/
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apple doing something good for their customers for once..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KittensMewMew View Post
The iPhone actually has a very large market in Japan, this is going to be expensive for them:

http://videos-phone.net/apple-iphone...e-smartphones/
Then again, it's good publicity, more Japanese will like them, and nonetheless, I bet it costs them less than a couple $10 dollar bills to fix something. I mean, they probably already pay the people making the parts like 3 bucks an hour, also with the wholesale of parts.
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