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Apple is offering victims of the devastating Japanese earthquake earlier this year free repairs on their Apple products affected by the disaster. Note, this program only applies to Apple Stores
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    Default Apple Offering Free iDevice and Mac Repairs to Quake Victims



    Apple is offering victims of the devastating Japanese earthquake earlier this year free repairs on their Apple products affected by the disaster.

    Note, this program only applies to Apple Stores in Japan. Although I'm sure if an individual were to have relocated to the United States or another country with an Apple product broken because of their time spent in Japan during the quake, accommodations could be made.

    The program, outlined on Apple's Japanese website, advises those with affected devices to call the nearest Apple Store and set up an appointment rather than make one through Apple's website. The program is scheduled to run until June 30, but it is worth noting Apple, in the fine print, has reserved the right to end the program at any time.

    So for those with damaged Apple products as a result of the quake should call their local Apple Store sooner than later.

    Apple will provide free collection and return of the damaged goods for larger items like iMacs and Mac Pros. The service is just part of the "time or resources," Steve Jobs promised in a message to Japan-based staff in the wake of the disaster.

    Source: PC World
    Last edited by Phillip Swanson; 05-16-2011 at 12:54 PM.

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    How are they regulating this? Anyone can go and say "it got damaged in the earthquake" and get a free repair?

    I was in Japan during the quake ad my MacBook now has broken screen....

    Well not really but I wish it happened in the quake.


    Debating if I should get it fixed. Anyone recommend cheap service?

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    Wonder if they will do the same for flood survivors in the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trupimp714 View Post
    Well not really but I wish it happened in the quake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trupimp714 View Post
    How are they regulating this? Anyone can go and say "it got damaged in the earthquake" and get a free repair?

    I was in Japan during the quake ad my MacBook now has broken screen....

    Well not really but I wish it happened in the quake.


    Debating if I should get it fixed. Anyone recommend cheap service?
    Yeah, maybe next time you'll lose your life instead of your Mac screen in a quake. >_> moron.

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    That's all class.

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    What about your in the USA you go to Japan and smash your iPhone and say it got dames it the quake

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICydiaify View Post
    What about your in the USA you go to Japan and smash your iPhone and say it got dames it the quake
    Would it be worth the cost of flying to japan? I doubt it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICydiaify View Post
    What about your in the USA you go to Japan and smash your iPhone and say it got dames it the quake
    skrewin the system rulz man!!!
    who carez if u loze $$$$??!


    Why don't you give it a try and let us know how it goes?

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    How clever Apple is! That's also for it's own benefit, ads another aspect.
    Last edited by Janet55; 05-17-2011 at 01:00 AM.
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    i like how it takes apple a month to after the quake to do something about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockxz3 View Post
    i like how it takes apple a month to after the quake to do something about it
    I really doubt the first thing on peoples minds after the quake were "OMG my mac is broken, yeah my house is gone and some friends are dead BUT MY MAC IS BROKEN!!!"

    I like how you took a month not to do anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by trupimp714 View Post
    How are they regulating this? Anyone can go and say "it got damaged in the earthquake" and get a free repair?

    I was in Japan during the quake ad my MacBook now has broken screen....

    Well not really but I wish it happened in the quake.


    Debating if I should get it fixed. Anyone recommend cheap service?
    This might be one of the most idiotic comments I have ever read in this forum.

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    Aren't we all forgetting that Apple have been tracking there iDevice owners already anyway? They will know if you were in Japan or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd721 View Post
    This might be one of the most idiotic comments I have ever read in this forum.
    +1

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    Nice idea by Apple.

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    That sounds great... Good job apple


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