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Read an article from 9to5mac and various other news outlets that says Apple will repair devices that were damaged from Hurricane Harvey. YMMW but if you were one of those very unlucky victims than hopefully this will at least give a little help to your current situation. All our thoughts and prayers go out to all victims of this devasting natural disaster.

https://9to5mac.com/2017/09/04/hu...-ipad-mac/

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2017/09/free-iphone-repairs-hurricane-harvey/​ [ubergizmo.com]

http://bgr.com/2017/09/04/iphone-water-damage-apple-store-hurricane-harvey/​ [bgr.com]

Apple store locator: https://www.apple.com/retail/
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Thank you for posting! Not a lot of traffic here but still a worthy post.
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Thank you 😊
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I hope Samsung does the same.
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I hate to threadcrap but at the same time....

I guarantee you the first time some SDer from New Jersey shows up to an Apple store with 300 broken phones off eBay claiming to be a hurricane victim they are gonna shut the thing down. I give it about a week until someone seriously does that.

SD can never let a GOOD thing be.
Good Guy Apple.

Apple has probably data in its back office to verify if the Apple ID relating to the device was in the Hurricane Harvey affected counties , zip codes, etc. Besides a house hold brings 8 verifiable devices will be OK, but if someone brings 20 devices from Edison NJ they will be shown the door. My 2 cents
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Good Guy Apple.

Apple has probably data in its back office to verify if the Apple ID relating to the device was in the Hurricane Harvey affected counties , zip codes, etc. Besides a house hold brings 8 verifiable devices will be OK, but if someone brings 20 devices from Edison NJ they will be shown the door. My 2 cents

Why New Jersey as an example? Did some dude from NJ try to scam Apple repairs in the past?
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I hate to threadcrap but at the same time....

I guarantee you the first time some SDer from New Jersey shows up to an Apple store with 300 broken phones off eBay claiming to be a hurricane victim they are gonna shut the thing down. I give it about a week until someone seriously does that.

SD can never let a GOOD thing be.
Pretty sure there is a strict sign up process that is exclusive to non-third party buyers. This is solid PR news to boost customer loyalty and increase rep. This could turn out to be profitable in the long run. In the end it's a business and we all know businesses only have love for the dollar. This also puts other phone manufacturers in the spotlight if they don't follow. Brilliant idea by Apple marketing. I do hope the process is simple and quick for the real Harvey victims. Frauds are on their way.
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My friends s8+ got damaged in PR , Samsung said they won't take liquid damaged phone...
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While not the same volume of phones out there, Google offered to fix their Pixel phones through select Houston locations. This was an official offer 3 days ago...
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My friends s8+ got damaged in PR , Samsung said they won't take liquid damaged phone...
S8+ is water proof you should get a replacement if the exposure was within the IP rating of water resistant
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S8+ is water proof you should get a replacement if the exposure was within the IP rating of water resistant
Yea but samsung's excuse is "if there is liquid damage we won't fix it" lol.
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S8+ is water proof you should get a replacement if the exposure was within the IP rating of water resistant
Water-resistant.
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I'm in FL among one of the counties but no damage. Slight crack from before but I'm not gonna abuse it because I'm too socially awkward to try and pull it off anyways.
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