Big Apple rain showers flood the Fifth Avenue Apple Store

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.


source: NewYorkPost

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30 Comments

1. MariaGabriela

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

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

16. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 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

23. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

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

2. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

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

12. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Correction: ...they love to preach for their devices. Not buildings... Ugh Apple haters everywhere.

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....

27. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Fish tank!! Pea brained fans!! My friend told me a lot of bimbo and himbo use apple products. I laugh in agreement.

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

4. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

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

5. Aeires unregistered

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

18. osmaankhaan unregistered

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

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

25. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

*bah-dum-tiss* Heh, you win the internets for that one.

29. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Of course I win :-)

26. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

7. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

haha they were trying to do a real world water test

8. monomilkman

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 11, 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

14. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

20. osmaankhaan unregistered

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

9. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Really dawn poor apple ((;lol

10. deadstroke

Posts: 113; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

it like their phone poor constrution.. hehehehe

11. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

13. Diego!

Posts: 859; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

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

21. osmaankhaan unregistered

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

15. Tele7

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

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

17. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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'?

22. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Actually, that store got flooded by Apple Hurricane with Apple juice. Buy an iPhone free a cup of Apple juice! :)

24. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Some cracks in that garden's wall?

28. jeff1434325

Posts: 97; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

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

30. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I lol'd.

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