In an amusing bit of irony, several companies in the United States are being urged by the Federal Trade Commission to remove the “Warranty Void if Removed” stickers and scrap other onerous policies that appear on their products because they are unenforceable garbage.
Following Apple’s big product announcement yesterday, the smaller, not-so-fun details are gradually coming out. Apple’s Upgrade Program is changing its prices and in a rare move, AppleCare+ will be getting more expensive when applied to the already pricey iPhone X. So, now we must ask ourselves: Is that extra coverage…
Apple is pretty great about honoring its warranties and even recently changed its policy on fourth generation iPads to allow for an upgrade if something’s wrong with the device. Now, the Cupertino computing giant is giving customers an extra two years of coverage in case that expensive watch face pops off.
The number one reason to buy a Sony phone? They’re waterproof. It’s pretty much the only thing that Sony consistently does better. And now, Sony wants to make sure you forget it.
Though we still prefer to stay naked when it comes to the iPhone, here's a pretty solid alternative for those people paranoid of shattering the fragile beauty that is the iPhone: Cellhelmet. It's a case that not only protects your iPhone but will also pay for a replacement iPhone if your iPhone breaks.
If you have an Asus computer and aliens invade Earth, you are screwed. Their warranty doesn't cover "space invasions." Incidentally, space invasion comes before "abuse, neglect, in or use under abnormal conditions."
Almost no one reads the lengthy terms and conditions that come with nearly every piece of technology. But here's a reason you may want to start: Toshiba is charging a customer over $400 to fix his friend's hard drive because he wrote "X Faulty" on the label.
Sony's just announced extended service plans for both PS3 and PSP, including an option that covers you if you "accidentally" crack the screen of your PSP. Or hurl it across the room in frustration.
What's the best way to fix a broken-off power port on an Acer Extensa? If you said "glue the sucker back in there," you might just work in Office Depot's repair department. You're also, in that so-painfully-obvious-it-hurts-my-face way, real wrong.
The latest patent from Apple reveals ways in which their products could be fitted with a simple label or tag that provides evidence of tampering. If the strip is compromised, it gives Apple leverage to void your warranty.
Boing Boing Cory relates this tale using his $100/year global support service for his Lenovo laptop and actually liking what eventually happened. Wha??
The Pre Oreo effect—as in, twisting an Oreo—is definitely an unwanted and unpleasant flaw some have experienced in the Pre's hardware. Pre Central has a few DIY, probable-warranty-voiding methods to fix the problem.
Wired takes a look at the "phenomenon" of your gadgets breaking just after the warranty on them expire. A conspiracy? No.
Those lousy auto warranty robo-dialers are finally going to stop calling Verizon customers as a result of the settlement of Verizon's lawsuit against the two companies.
These ridiculous people at National Auto Warranty Services (US Fidelis) are the only people to ever spam-call me on my cellphone. Now I know why.