Much of the tech news of the moment is all about the iPhone and specifically a Verizon iPhone which is due to be announced at a special Verizon Event tomorrow, January 11. We’ve been bringing you news about that event including the full background to the Verizon iPhone and where you can find live blogs and times for the event, but news has come to us today that Apple is about to drop its restocking fees at its retail stores.
Apple has been strangely quiet about the Verizon iPhone event tomorrow although it has been strongly rumored that Steve Jobs will be attending. Now we’re wondering if there’s any link between Apple dropping the restocking fees as when do you think that begins? Of course, tomorrow, the same day as the Verizon event. Mark Gurman over on 9to5Mac reports that all Apple restocking fees are to be dropped from tomorrow.
This fee applied if you returned an opened product to the store and a 10% fee was charged but from tomorrow you still have 14-days to return an item but now won’t have to pay the fee. However the cancellation of restocking fees will be useful if you wish you’d ordered an upgraded version of an Apple product. 9to5Mac also notes the date of January 11 being the same date as the Verizon event and also Sean Hollister over on Engadget wonders if this means there will be more of an Apple presence at the event than previously thought.
Meanwhile an article over on Electronista makes the excellent point that the restocking fees being cancelled in time for a Verizon iPhone launch would fit perfectly for people who had recently opted for the AT&T iPhone but had really wanted one on Verizon. After all we know that some readers who’d waited patiently for a Verizon iPhone eventually lost hope and plumped for the AT&T iPhone. Whatever the reason it’s good news for Apple consumers as it covers all Apple products.
Are you eagerly awaiting the Verizon iPhone and will the cancellation of restocking fees help you out if you’d recently purchased the Apple iPhone from AT&T? We’d be interested to hear from you about this so please do send us your comments
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