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Big Apple rain showers flood the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

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Big Apple rain showers flood the Fifth Avenue Apple Store
Workers mop up at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store following a flood

Workers mop up at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store following a flood

Construction performed last year on the roof of the Apple Store on New York's Fifth Avenue helped turn a rain shower in the Big Apple, into a flood that threatened the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad models in the store. The flooding took place early in the morning while the store, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, contained about 15 customers.

The flood started at 8am and by 10am, most of the store had been mopped up with the exception of a 40 to 45 foot section which was roped off. Despite the flooding, the store never closed as workers scrambled to cover up the electronics. At one end of the store, a long table with Apple iPads was covered with plastic to protect the slates from getting ruined.

One employee at the store complained that the repairs made last year to the store's roof were done incorrectly and the flooding on Wednesday was the direct result of that construction.

"I was down there at 5:45am because I had trouble backing up my computer and everyone started yelling. There was a leak then--boom--the whole thing opened up out of the ceiling. Then everyone started scrambling, moving tables...It didn't look like there were any electrical issues otherwise they would have evacuated the store."-Errol Rappaport, Apple Store customer

source: NewYorkPost

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posted on 08 May 2013, 18:22 30

1. MariaGabriela (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Rain is for good luck they need it LOL because android is eating Apple

posted on 08 May 2013, 20:57

16. omar300 (Posts: 171; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


wait "rain showers flood" is it me or that is an actual grammar mistake? shouldn't it be "rain floods" or "rain shower floods

posted on 08 May 2013, 23:59 4

23. Topcat488 (Posts: 1113; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Maybe Apple should innovate the iArk. They say the roof was repaired incorrectly... Sounds like that old quote, "Your holding it wrong".

posted on 08 May 2013, 18:29 12

2. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)


There's that good ol "premium apple build quality" they love to preach!

posted on 08 May 2013, 20:15 6

12. ThePython (Posts: 209; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Correction: ...they love to preach for their devices.

Not buildings... Ugh Apple haters everywhere.

posted on 08 May 2013, 22:18 3

19. osmaankhaan (unregistered)


I think apple should not think of strengthening their store since its build with 'all glass premium apple quality' which they have even patent....

posted on 09 May 2013, 02:27

27. joey_sfb (Posts: 2575; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Fish tank!! Pea brained fans!!

My friend told me a lot of bimbo and himbo use apple products.

I laugh in agreement.

posted on 08 May 2013, 18:34 8

3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6142; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Lmao. Bad Karma strikes again. I wonder if that store got flooded by hurricane sandy?

posted on 08 May 2013, 18:41 3

4. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


It didn't, people were still lining up for the i5 around that time.

posted on 08 May 2013, 18:45 6

5. Aeires (unregistered)


I see a lawsuit on the horizon towards the repair company, this is, if not the biggest flagship store Apple has.

posted on 08 May 2013, 22:12 3

18. osmaankhaan (unregistered)


I think apple should patent rain shower water first and then sue GOD if God showers the rains without their permission...

posted on 08 May 2013, 18:48 11

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3227; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I didn't know Apple was doing a soak test.

posted on 09 May 2013, 01:36

25. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


*bah-dum-tiss*

Heh, you win the internets for that one.

posted on 09 May 2013, 08:11

29. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3227; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Of course I win :-)

posted on 09 May 2013, 02:25

26. joey_sfb (Posts: 2575; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


All the devices sold from the store will have water detect triggered to red. What is apple doing about that?

posted on 08 May 2013, 18:52 5

7. apple4never (Posts: 921; Member since: 08 May 2013)


haha they were trying to do a real world water test

posted on 08 May 2013, 18:57 5

8. monomilkman (Posts: 25; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Next Sony Ad: store flooding, Experia Z phones still working...laughing at Apple
Following Ad: people playing at pool, showing off phones...actually going into the pools...laughing at Samsung

*no, I'm not a Experia Z fan lol just thinking how'd I'd advertise it

posted on 08 May 2013, 20:47

14. Commentator (Posts: 2295; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Sony would be opening a frustrating can of worms with that ad. Have you ever tried to use a capacitive touchscreen while it's wet? People would be complaining to Sony that they can't use their phone in the water if it's not perfectly dry and that their ad is misleading.

posted on 08 May 2013, 22:22

20. osmaankhaan (unregistered)


Btw xperia z can only survive in a metre of still water not a not a flood of water...

posted on 08 May 2013, 19:14 3

9. ray77 (Posts: 121; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


Really dawn poor apple ((;lol

posted on 08 May 2013, 19:20 3

10. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


it like their phone poor constrution.. hehehehe

posted on 08 May 2013, 19:30 1

11. apple4never (Posts: 921; Member since: 08 May 2013)


lol they know how to make phones..... um kinda...., but definately not buildings to put them in

posted on 08 May 2013, 20:17 3

13. Diego! (Posts: 500; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I remembered they patented the design of their stores... now they should patent their underwater concepts too hahaha :P

posted on 08 May 2013, 22:26 1

21. osmaankhaan (unregistered)


So if any other store gets flooded with rain water, apple can sue them...

posted on 08 May 2013, 20:54 2

15. Tele7 (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)


The next iphone and ipad will be much bigger, because more rain means bigger fruits

posted on 08 May 2013, 21:11 3

17. PAPINYC (Posts: 2189; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Gives liQuid damage a whole new meaning!! I just have two questions:

1. Will Apple Care cover the damage?
2. Why didn't they use Krazy Glue to assemble the glass cube; you know, like how they glue their phones together before they ship them out to unsuspecting customers?
3. And, why didn't the Holy ghost of Steve Jobs protect his Apple-Holy ground?
4. Can the 15 people in the store at the time file a class-action lawsuit for extreme emotional distress?
5. What about Lindsay Lohan, will she have to surrender her iPhone while in rehab'?

posted on 08 May 2013, 22:41 1

22. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Actually, that store got flooded by Apple Hurricane with Apple juice.

Buy an iPhone free a cup of Apple juice! :)

posted on 09 May 2013, 01:33

24. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Some cracks in that garden's wall?

posted on 09 May 2013, 05:23 1

28. jeff1434325 (Posts: 88; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


The biggest thing to happen to flooding since flooding:')

posted on 09 May 2013, 12:09

30. ThePython (Posts: 209; Member since: 08 May 2013)


I lol'd.

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