Have a broken Apple iPad 4? Apple will replace it with an iPad Air 2
by Alan Friedman / Apr 16, 2017, 12:38 AM
But don't fret. If you qualify for a replacement slab, Apple will be more than happy to send you 2014's Apple iPad Air 2 instead. An internal memo from Apple that was leaked reads, "Starting March 30th, iPad 4th generation whole unit repairs may be substituted to iPad Air 2." And going from the iPad 4 to the iPad Air 2 should be considered an upgrade. After all, it was the iOS flagship tablet in 2014, powered by the Apple A8X chipset with 2GB of RAM inside. The 9.7-inch screen carries a 1536 x 2048 resolution, and the lights are kept on by a 7340mAh battery. The rear-facing camera weighs in at 8MP with an f/2.2 aperture. A 1.2MP front-facing camera handles selfies and video chats.
The iPad Air 2 measures a svelte 6.1mm thin, 1.4mm thinner than the original Apple iPad Air, and 3.3mm trimmer than the iPad 4. In addition, those turning in a busted iPad 4 could end up with a gold-hued iPad Air 2 since it was the first Apple tablet to come in that color. In addition, the iPad Air 2 comes with 32GB and 128GB of internal storage, which means that turning in the a broken iPad 4 can turn into a total upgrade in every way possible.
- Display 9.7" 1536 x 2048 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Apple A8X, Triple-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 7340 mAh
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Sweet. I remember them doing this sort of thing when they were still "the iPod company", but not in recent times. This is how you treat paying customers...
posted on Apr 16, 2017, 12:51 AM 1
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Replacement iPad Air 2 s are most likely refurbished models. They are doing the same with iPhones. If you have a faulty iPhone abd want it replaced, they give you a refurbished phone that someone else used and call it Swap Device.
posted on Apr 16, 2017, 1:13 AM 8
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The only other time I can remember a company doing this was Moto and their OG X. Since the Fort Worth factory died with the phone, they replaced 2013 X units with new 2014 models.
posted on Apr 16, 2017, 8:10 AM 1
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And still they'll charge you for the replacement
posted on Apr 16, 2017, 1:57 AM 3
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Good news for apple lovers
posted on Apr 16, 2017, 2:01 AM 0
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This is for people who pay for Apple Care, right? So after they are out of your refurbished device to replace with, you get what refurbished device they have, right? Why is this so incrediblebly more special than any other company that does this?
posted on Apr 16, 2017, 8:01 AM 0
I don't think anyone supports their older devices for that long. Anyone who bout an android tablet that long ago, probably forgot they own one. I have only one iPad in my family and had it since 2012 -iPad 3 - and it works good.
posted on Apr 16, 2017, 9:30 PM 0
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