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LONDON - DECEMBER 27: People are seen behind the Apple logo in Apple's flagship London retail store on Regent Street on December 27, 2006 in London, England. With many stores open for the first time since Christmas Eve, bargain hunters are searching for the best buys as the post-Christmas sales get under way; NILES, IL - AUGUST 11: Shoppers enter a Best Buy store August 11, 2003 in Niles, Illinois. Best Buy Co., Inc. raised its estimate for second-quarter diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to a new range of 37 to 42 cents, compared with analysts' consensus of 30 cents per share. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company is North America's leading specialty retailer of consumer electronics, personal computers, entertainment software and appliances.

Apple users that don’t live near an Apple Store/Genius Bar will now be able to receive certified service at Best Buy locations across the United States.

Apple announced the new repair service partnership today (June 19) and said that the nearly 1,000 Best Buy locations now have about “7,600 newly Apple-certified technicians ready to make same-day iPhone repairs or to service other Apple products.”

In a statement from Apple’s vice president of AppleCare Tara Bunch, she said, “At Apple, we’re dedicated to providing the best customer service in the world. If a customer ever needs to repair their products, we want them to feel confident those repairs are done safely and correctly. We’re always looking at how we can reliably expand our network of trained technicians and we’re excited to partner with every Best Buy store so it’s even easier for our customers to find an authorized repair location near them.”

Best Buy now joins the over 1,800 third-party Apple authorized service providers in the U.S. which triples the number of service locations that existed a mere three years ago. Apple now also boasts that eight out of ten users of its products now live within 20 minutes of an authorized service provider thanks to the Best Buy partnership.

 

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.