Apple does not absorb the cost of that replacement.
They're not replacing it because they're nice, they're doing so because they built in a mandatory extended warranty into the base price of their product. Most other vendors make extended warranties optional.
Last year I bought a i5/8GB/500GB laptop from Dell. Same industry standard components as more expensive brands and came with more bells and whistles than I personally need ( including an extended battery that still gives me 4hrs on moderate to heavy compiler/CPU use ). It's my main workstation and it costs $1070, including tax and shipping.
Dell would point at me and laugh if I asked for a replacement because of a coffee accident. But I'm ok with that since buying from Dell is still cheaper even after I factor in a 'coffee replacement laptop' every few years.
PS. Besides this, I must be really old school because I believe if I break my property it's my responsibility to fix it. But then again after a decade of working on the road, 1000s hrs working in coffeeshops ( this is no stretch ) and being permanently attached to my laptops 7 days a week, I've never lost one yet ( knock on wood ).
From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of ed potter
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>>> When I sent it in to Lenovo they told me that the repair would not be covered by the warranty because liquid had been spilled on the motherboard.
I had a friend pour a quart of coffee on my MacBook. Fried. Apple
replace everything and then gave it a new case, just because the old
one had a scratch.
There is no other computer company in the world that will do that.
None, zero, nada, no one.
AAPL $405.77 Up $12.90 yesterday.
Arm the kids with iPads. It is so simple, and then they will save the
world for us. Really. :-)
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