Apple Over Prices Repair for TV Show

Canadian TV network CBC recently conducted an undercover investigation, taking a faulty MacBook Pro into an Apple Store to enquire about an out-of-warranty repair.

The reporter was quoted a price of $1,200 to essentially replace everything in the machine, as its liquid sensors had been triggered. For emphasis, that’s less than $100 off the cost of a brand new 13″ MacBook Pro which, as CBC pointed out, rather flies in the face of Apple’s environmental policies, encouraging repairs over replacements.

Even more interestingly, the same reporter then took the faulty notebook into a third-party repair service provider and was quoted a price of $75 to replace a bent video pin.

You can watch a video of the investigation here.