Are iPod warranty's global?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by edesignuk, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    I might have an opportunity to get an iPod from the states on the (relative) cheap ;) But I wouldn't want it if it was not covered by Apple UK. Does anyone know here I would stand should anything go wrong?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

    Finiksa

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    Apple's warranty documentation isn't exactly clear on the subject. Their standard warranty states "If the product is portable, meaning that it can operate independently without a power cord, you may obtain warranty service worldwide." which would suggest the iPod is covered worldwide.

    However there is also a separate iPod warranty which may supersede this definition. It doesn't mention anything about worldwide support but does contain this passage "FOR CONSUMERS WHO HAVE THE BENEFIT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS OR REGULATIONS IN THEIR COUNTRY OF PURCHASE OR, IF DIFFERENT, THEIR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE…" Which could be interpreted to mean that the warranty extends outside the country of purchase.

    It's all pretty vague but I would assume that you would be covered outside the country of purchase.
     
  3. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    Yeah, from that I'd assume it'd be covered, maybe it's best just to give Apple a call to be sure. Thanks Finiksa :)
     

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