Woman shocked by the $ 1600 phone repair cost for her iPhone

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The man wrote on the online message board, “Local computer store [King IT Caloundra] charged my 80-year-old mother $1500 to remove a ‘virus’ from her iPhone.” Do you want to stream news? Flash enables you to stream more than 25 news channels at once. Flash new to you? Try it out for no cost for one month. Offer expires on October 31, 2022. A Sunshine Coast woman in her 80s was charged about $1600 to fix her iPhone and iPad. Reddit in picture. A Sunshine Coast woman in her 80s was charged about $1600 to fix her iPhone and iPad. Graph: Reddit

An elderly woman was charged roughly $1600 for phone repairs, and the tech provider has come under fire online. An 80-year-old customer of a Queensland IT company received an apology and a nearly $1600 refund after being criticised online for an expensive phone repair. After a man from the Sunshine Coast posted a picture of the invoice his ailing mother received from the store, the retailer came under fire online. The elderly woman’s son turned to Reddit earlier this week to call out what he perceived to be an exorbitant fee, and the Sunshine Coast-based electronics store King IT Caloundra received harsh criticism from commenters.

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  • “As long as you don’t jailbreak your iPhone and update the operating system regularly, the chances of contracting a virus are low,” tech blog Clario writes. The iOS upgrade however suggests neither the phone nor the iPad had been jailbroken (where software restrictions imposed by the manufacturer are removed). The business took to social media to apologise.

  • “Local computer store [King IT Caloundra] charged my 80-year-old mother $1500 to remove a ‘virus’ from her iPhone,” the man posted to the online message board. Want to stream your news? Flash lets you stream 25+ news channels in 1 place. New to Flash? Try 1 month free. Offer ends 31 October, 2022 > An 80-year-old Sunshine Coast woman was charged almost $1600 for repairs to her iPhone and iPad. Picture: Reddit. An 80-year-old Sunshine Coast woman was charged almost $1600 for repairs to her iPhone and iPad. Picture: Reddit

Sunshine Coast-based tech store King IT Caloundra was slammed online earlier this week. Sunshine Coast-based tech store King IT Caloundra was slammed online earlier this week. “Regrettably, recently at our Caloundra store one of our staff made a poor judgment which resulted in an extensive bill to one of our valued customers,” the company said in a post on Facebook.

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