Apple rumored to unofficially repair or replace Hurricane damaged iPhone and iPad units

Apple rumored to unofficially repair or replace Hurricane damaged iPhone and iPad units
So let's say that thanks to Hurricane Harvey your Apple iPhone or Apple iPad sustained serious water damage that basically destroyed one or both devices. Despite the IP67 certification rating on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple has made it clear that water damage is not covered by its warranty. So under normal circumstances, the flooding in Texas would normally lead to water logged iPhone units that would not be replaced by Apple, even if they are supposed to withstand a submersion to 3.3-feet for as long as 30-minutes.

But that doesn't mean that Apple isn't going out of its way to make life easier for those affected by the Hurricane. While not considered official policy, Apple is said to be offering free repairs to its devices that took on water and were damaged as a result. Apple is also believed to be offering free repairs to its devices that were damaged due to an impact that took place as a result of the Hurricane.

If your iPhone was in your pocket when flooding forced you to wade neck deep in water, or a tree branch crashed through your window and smashed into your iPhone which was laying on a desk, Apple just might replace your damaged iPhone or iPad (and even a Mac) out of the goodness of its heart. If you're iPhone, iPad or Mac was damaged due to the Hurricane, you need to trek down to your local Apple Store and tell them your sad story. Heck, you might even be able to get a freebie on a Hurricane damaged Apple Watch

And if Hurricane Irma hits South Florida next week as expected, Apple might feel compelled to extend these free repairs to those plying their talents on South Beach.

source: 9to5Mac



1. notfair

Posts: 777; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

This I don't believe... why "might" and why not make it official? the new iphones are just around the corner and this would be a holy grail for them and it will spread like forestfires without spending money on ads...

2. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Bravo, Apple. A classy move.

3. jacky899

Posts: 434; Member since: May 16, 2017

Apple is one of the most charitable companies in the world. Doubt any other companies would do that.

5. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

Whatever drugs your on you need to share them with the rest of us....

6. andynaija

Posts: 1267; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

LMAO, I don't do drugs but I'd love to conduct scientific research on those drugs.

4. audibot

Posts: 689; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

not happening they would lose so much in sales, they want the new sales of new equipment from phone company equipment, but wait they are not water resistant?

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless