Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Nov 2009 20:45 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Now this is an interesting case. Late last week news got out that Apple is refusing to repair machines still under AppleCare from customers who smoke, citing health risks from second-hand smoke. Wait, what?
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by davonshire on Fri 27th Nov 2009 22:17 UTC
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In all of this one must really consider. Does the consumer get a chance to review all the conditions that a manufacturer will and will not service a product it manufactures?

What happens if someone finds that a product like 'Fabreeze, or Glade Air Freshener, or Coffee stains' were hazardous?

If you buy something with 'at the time' reasonable expectations of warranty coverage. Why would you not buy something because someone believes what you have in your environment is hazardous to them?

And considering the outrageous failure rates of many Apple products. Do you really expect your Mac in the pub to be refused Warranty coverage because your patrons smoked a cigar?

If the human race is so fragile that this is a serious life threatening concern. We've obviously out witted nature and evolution.


Davon Shire.

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