Apple softens on water damaged iPod warranty repairs

Apple softens on water damaged iPod warranty repairs

Summary: Apple has changed its policy on warranty repairs or water damaged iPods, according to French tech site iGeneration.

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Apple has changed its policy on warranty repairs or water damaged iPods, according to French tech site iGeneration.

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    BallmerFanBoy
    • RE: Apple softens on water damaged iPod warranty repairs

      @BallmerFanBoy Really? How are those Zune HD sales coming? Can you give me some sales figures?

      Oh, that's right, YOU CANT.
      Ron Burgundy
      • I can tell you this

        @Ron Burgundy

        Between my iPod, and my Zune HD.... I prefer the ZuneHD.
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      • RE: Apple softens on water damaged iPod warranty repairs

        @Ron Burgundy
        Me too...
        TKodiak
    • Why

      @BallmerFanBoy

      Will Microsoft's warranty cover water damage?
      oncall
      • The Zune has a warranty??

        @oncall Yes I know .... 1 "limited" year.

        Just took a look and laugh at this part:
        "Any replacement parts or Zune Product will be new or refurbished or <b>serviceably used</b>".

        In other words, you are getting "junker quality" replacement parts.
        wackoae
  • Stupid people playing in water with electric devices...

    ...zap!
    james347
    • RE: Apple softens on water damaged iPod warranty repairs

      @james347 What are you talking about? I always make toast when I'm in the bathtub taking a bath. :-)
      statuskwo5
      • RE: Apple softens on water damaged iPod warranty repairs

        @statuskwo5

        and blow-dry my hair in the shower to save time!

        ;)
        erik.soderquist
  • RE: Apple softens on water damaged iPod warranty repairs

    Apple replaced my iPhone under warranty even though the top headphone jack was activated. The bottom dock one was not activated and I had no idea how the top one was activated -- maybe a stray raindrop when we were at Disneyland Tokyo in the rain. The failure was several months later when I plugged it into a charger and the screen lit up bright, and then the whole thing died.
    chadpengar
  • RE: Apple softens on water damaged iPod warranty repairs

    The article overstates what Apple is doing. This does NOT mean that they are repairing iPods (and iPhones) which are water-damaged. They are simply adjusting their policy to accommodate the fact that not only does immersion in water cause the indicators to change color, but temperature changes, condensation, and even exposure to non-condensing high humidity can all cause the indicators to shift color. Before this policy change, there were a lot of people complaining that they never got their iPhones wet but because the indicator changed color, Apple refused to honor the warranty.

    I doubt they did it out of the goodness of their hearts, or out of compassion for users (after all, they rely heavily on existing customers purchasing upgrades).
    kimvette
    • RE: Apple softens on water damaged iPod warranty repairs

      @kimvette [i]...(after all, they rely heavily on existing customers purchasing upgrades).[/i]

      Yeah, because no other manufacturer relies on returning customer.
      non-biased
  • Apple is right and wrong

    I can understand Apple not covering damage on any of their products; if all you have is their standard warranty. However, it is ridiculous that when you purchase Apple Care for a product, that there is no option for accidental damage. All other companies offer this, HP offers it standard on their extra care. Once again, another perplexing policy of Apple; just shows the personality of it's control freak CEO.
    MichaelWells
  • I suspect the LCI is not reliable.

    I just checked my iPod's LCI and it's showing pink. I know for a fact that my iPod has never come into contact with any sort of liquid so I think that indicator is not reliable.
    dstinson_z
  • Bet you've waited a long time to put 'Apple softens' in a headline -

    :-)
    pjher
  • RE: Apple softens on water damaged iPod warranty repairs

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