Apple Offers Free Repairs to Devices Damaged in Japan Disasters

Apple Store Japan

Apple Store in Japan. Used under CC license from Flickr user: .HEI

Apple is offering free repairs to those with Macs and iOS devices who had their equipment damaged in the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan back in March.

A guide on Apple’s Japanese website (Google translation) states the company is offering free repairs to Macs, Cinema Displays, iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches for people who live in the municipalities covered be the Disaster Relief Act of 2011.

For those affected, Apple will pick up and repair your equipment at no charge, then deliver it back to you once the repairs are complete. The company is also offering free access to the AppleCare Service & Support Line for those who can solve issues over the telephone.

Apple has been keen to help those in Japan who have been affected by the recent disasters: It has opened up its stores as ‘communication centers’ and allowed people to access the Internet to contact their loved ones through email, FaceTime and Skype. It has also offered donations from app proceeds and allowed customers to donate to the Red Cross through iTunes.

[via TUAW]

  • cheesy11

    im glad apple are providing some service to those unfortunately affected by the disaster peace out Japan

  • mahimahimahi

    Wow, that is great. I hope this didnt come too late for some people

  • Jesper Andersson

     This is why I love Apple.

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