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    News - Apple denies smokers' warranties

    Apple has come out as an anti-smoking advocate, huffing and puffing over honouring warranties from punters who smoke.
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    Re: News - Apple denies smokers' warranties

    Since when is breathing non-existent smoke 'second hand smoking'?

    It's amazing the crap US companies get away with.
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    Re: News - Apple denies smokers' warranties

    Surely they're going to be sued over this? No matter your stance on smoking (fag-free for 6 years now ), this is completely ridiculous.

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    Re: News - Apple denies smokers' warranties

    Nicotine is harmless in the minute quantities that'll be within a smoker's laptop. It IS addictive but you'd have to LICK a LOT of lappies to get anywhere and I think you'd have more to worry about than nicotine addiction if you did do that.

    There's a load of voodoo mumbo jumbo about nicotine on the web, claiming it to be one of the most violent poisons known to man, kills in minutes etc etc...

    All true, but in MASSIVE doses, but good lord, water is poisonous if taken in large enough quantities... and alcohol is a bigger and more easily obtainable in lethal dose killer.

    So does that mean Apple won't service a laptop that has had a glass of wine spilt on it?

    But let's just accept that Apple has the rule in force to protect its employees. So can I take it that NOT ONE Apple employee smokes?

    I certainly hope so, after all, if we can contaminate them, they can contaminate me.

    Just as me smoking makes my laptop unserviceable for Apple, an Apple technician working on my laptop after he has had a smoke has now rendered it unusable for me.

    Obviously the safest option for me is to assume that the technician smokes and to demand a new laptop rather than a repair until Apple can conclusively prove that a smoker at not time touched my laptop.

    Seems fair, no?
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    Re: News - Apple denies smokers' warranties

    I think someone needs to slap Apple with the common sense bat.

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    Re: News - Apple denies smokers' warranties

    I agree with apple here.

    It's not the nicotine that's the problem. Its all the tar. As an ex smoker, I agree that smoking kills off electrical equipment.

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    Re: News - Apple denies smokers' warranties

    You mean dust, right?

    Cigarette smoke is benign to electronics. You'd need to smoke with 10 fags in your gob, non-stop, in a tiny box room for more than 5 years for enough tar to build up around the HSF to kill a laptop.
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    Re: News - Apple denies smokers' warranties

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    I agree with apple here.

    It's not the nicotine that's the problem. Its all the tar. As an ex smoker, I agree that smoking kills off electrical equipment.
    I really really hope that your being sarcastic...otherwise we will have to get you next in line after Apple to get educated with the common sense bat!

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    Re: News - Apple denies smokers' warranties

    Yet again Apple gets away with crap like this. Bloody crucifce them already! Big bad evil corporation!

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    Re: News - Apple denies smokers' warranties

    Quote Originally Posted by Barkotron View Post
    Surely they're going to be sued over this? No matter your stance on smoking (fag-free for 6 years now ), this is completely ridiculous.
    It's America, there are already thousands of lawyers working for thousands of smokers as we type - "Class Action Lawsuit: Apple"
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    Re: News - Apple denies smokers' warranties

    Quote Originally Posted by .havoc View Post
    I really really hope that your being sarcastic...otherwise we will have to get you next in line after Apple to get educated with the common sense bat!
    Not at all.
    There is no difference between this and wine, beer, coffee etc. Just the process is slower.

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    Re: News - Apple denies smokers' warranties

    "I'm sorry, we won't fix your Macbook, you smoke"

    "OK then"

    *takes hammer, smashes Mac*

    "I'll f**k off and buy a PC then"

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    Re: News - Apple denies smokers' warranties

    I've been up all night, I'm so tired that I'm beginning to hear sounds that aren't really here... I don't even know if this thread is real or just some psycho acid trip... it sounds too weird I must be hallucinating, can anyone see this post?

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    Re: News - Apple denies smokers' warranties

    Quote Originally Posted by abaxas View Post
    Not at all.
    There is no difference between this and wine, beer, coffee etc. Just the process is slower.
    Actually you may have a fair point....these ARE Apple products we are dealing with here...I mean they do like catching fire if you so much as rub one too vigorously...

    But I would like to say that the process is monumentally slower...however I think you may slightly misreading the issue here - Apple aren't saying its smoke's fault that the product has packed up, just that they refuse to fix it because you smoke due the "health risk" to their employees from second hand smoke.

    Nowt to do with what effect the smoke is having on the product itself as far as what I can read...

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    Re: News - Apple denies smokers' warranties

    Quote Originally Posted by .havoc View Post
    Actually you may have a fair point....these ARE Apple products we are dealing with here...I mean they do like catching fire if you so much as rub one too vigorously...

    But I would like to say that the process is monumentally slower...however I think you may slightly misreading the issue here - Apple aren't saying its smoke's fault that the product has packed up, just that they refuse to fix it because you smoke due the "health risk" to their employees from second hand smoke.

    Nowt to do with what effect the smoke is having on the product itself as far as what I can read...
    I've made a bong out of an apple before, I guess you could do the same with "Apple"... hmm..

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    Re: News - Apple denies smokers' warranties

    Quote Originally Posted by KingORoff View Post
    "I'm sorry, we won't fix your Macbook, you smoke"

    "OK then"

    *takes hammer, smashes Mac*

    "I'll f**k off and buy a PC then"
    That only works on the "foolish purchase" users though, those that were persuaded by friends to buy one.

    All the true Mac users would never do that, its like being on heroin for them.

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