Apple offering free repairs to devices damaged in the Japan earthquake and tsunami disasters

Apple is now offering free service and repairs to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac computers that were damaged during the recent Japan earthquake and tsunami. The details were revealed in a Support and Information Service note on Apples Japanese website.

It confirms that Apple will offer free repairs of any Macs, Cinema Displays, iPhones, iPads or iPod touches damaged in the disaster. The offer only applies to those directly affected and who live primarily in the municipalities covered in the Disaster Relief Act of 2011.

Softbank, the Japanese service provider, already announced a similar scheme to repair iPhones for free; as well as offer orphaned children free phones and service until they reach eighteen years old.

[Apple via TUAW]


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