Smoking Voids AppleCare

This is a “WTF?” story if I’ve ever heard one:

Apple has refused to fix two registered AppleCare (Apple’s protection plan) users’ computers because they are smokers.

No shit.

Apple claims that the machines’ exposure to tar from the cigarettes makes them both uneconomical to fix, and a health hazard to handle in accordance with OSHA regulations.

Both excuses are clearly a crock of poo.

Either Apple is looking to save some money by cutting a few corners, or they are trying to social engineer their users’ health choices. Neither option is good.

I can’t stand smoking. I’m an asthmatic, I don’t understand the practice, I think it’s a waste of money, it smells dreadful, and it is a generally poor health choice. That being said, it’s a personal choice. Leave smokers alone, and fix their damn computers if they paid for the AppleCare protection plan.

Source: The Consumerist

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