Hurricane Harvey has left a ton of devastation in its wake, in which people have lost their cars, homes, friends, family members, pets, businesses, and so on, so we can only imagine that having certain essential communication tools, like phones, damaged during the flood is just something many do not need at the moment.

However the good news is that if you’re an iPhone owner who has had their device damaged during Hurricane Harvey, there are reports claiming that Apple is unofficially offering to repair these devices for free. Apple has yet to officially announce or confirm anything, but reader reports are suggesting that there are some who are lucky enough to have received device repairs for water and impact damage for free.

As 9to5Mac points out, neither of these types of damages caused to the iPhone are typically covered under warranty, so assuming that this is true and this is what Apple is doing, it is a nice touch (although we guess it’s not entirely altruistic since this is free and good publicity for the company).

According to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, it is estimated that Hurricane Harvey could have caused anywhere between $150-$180 billion in damages. So far there have been at least 47 deaths reported, and more than 43,000 people have been displaced from their homes, so while food, water, and shelter are clearly important, at least a free iPhone repair could potentially mean one problem less for those affected by the flood.

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