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Pricey window may take some time to replace

Snowstorm Janus has been making a mess on the East Coast of the U.S. this last week.  But the snowplows were out and about in New York City streets, and that's when things went terribly wrong for a familiar tech company.
 
Like the iPhones it sells, the 15-panel iconic glass "Cube" that caps Apple, Inc.'s (AAPL) Fifth Avenue store proved a bit fragile to impact.
 
A worker clearing snow Tuesday night apparently bumped their snow blower into one of the cube windows, which promptly shattered.  The 32-foot window will be an expensive repair job -- the total system cost $7.6M USD to build; replacing the cracked panel in the southeast corner of the cube is expected to cost $450,000 USD.



Hopefully they bought the screen protection plan.

Apple Store
The Apple Store during happier times [Image Source: Cult of Mac]

Incidentally, this is the first minor disaster to strike the popular Apple hub, which is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.  The store was also flooded back in May due to construction issues.

Apple Store
Inside, pre-flood


NYC store flood
Inside, post-flood

At least by now the beleaguered Genius Bar employees will be read for just about anything, next time disaster strikes.

Source: AppleInsider



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RE: Why
By Cheesew1z69 on 1/23/2014 12:28:59 PM , Rating: 5
Because Apple...that's why.


RE: Why
By sprockkets on 1/23/2014 4:06:43 PM , Rating: 5
Actually a lot of people love to see apple get screwed when they put form over function. And anything wrong that happens to that pompous prick apple store in NY will always make my day.


RE: Why
By Gungel on 1/23/2014 5:41:03 PM , Rating: 2
Insurance will pay for this costly repair. No loss to Apple.


RE: Why
By sprockkets on 1/23/2014 5:56:12 PM , Rating: 2
Except for lost business, lost heat, etc. They will lose something of this.

Insurance may not even cover half of the cost of that stupid glass.


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