Jonesing for a shiny new iPhone but bummed out that Apple doesn't want your old handset after you splashed it with the garden hose last summer? Good news, the company appears to be loosening up on trade-ins with water damage.
Way back in June, we reported that Apple was planning on rolling out a trade-in program of its own "soon," but that "soon" has been pushed back from late June to sometime next month. Happily, it appears that next month's the real deal. Reports are coming in from 9toMac, MacRumors, and AllThingsD that Apple's already coaching select Apple Stores on how to implement the plan.
Good news everyone! For years, Apple's water damage policy has kept dedicated iOS gamers from blissing out with a bit of Doodle Jump in the bathroom, as thanks to the presence of a Liquid Contact Indicator (LCI) inside of every iOS device, a single drop of moisture from your sink or toilet could bork your warranty support. Fortunately, if recent a recent leak from an Apple Authorized Service Provider is correct, it looks as though Apple has had a change of heart surrounding their much-maligned water damage policy.