My iMac's hard drive has died - surface scan errors. A quick chat with Apple Care and another visit to Apple's Genius Bar has resulted in my iMac being sent for a hard drive replacement - a 2 to 5 day task.
The machine is just 4 months old and it has a factory installed 500GB hard drive. The repair cost, covered under warranty thankfully, is a whopping $660.00 ($525 for the HD, and $135 for the installation). Simply outrageously expensive considering that you can purchase a 750 gb hard drive for $335.
This is a good reminder that once the 1 year warranty is up, all service repairs will be done at home.