One of the biggest drawbacks to Apple products such as iPods and iPhones is that the user can’t (easily) replace the battery on their own.  While work arounds have been found, they void the warranty on the products.  It appears that the iPad will be no different, however Apple has come up with a different system this time to try to make sure you just go through them to service the battery.

It seems that the iPad battery replacement FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) has been released, and instead of replacing the battery when you send your iPad in for a dying battery, the company will instead send you a whole replacement iPad.  It will cost you $99 plus $6.95 shipping (pre-taxes), and you will be shipped a completely different unit.  Now, do note that nowhere does it state that the iPad will be a brand new unit or if it will be a refurbished one, so I wouldn’t run around thinking, “Woo!  Brand new iPad!” quite yet.

Now, no matter if it is a brand new unit or a refurbished one, this means you will not be receiving a unit with any of your personal data or applications on it, so you will need to back it up before you ship it off so you can sync the data back when the new one arrives.

It isn’t clear why Apple is opting to replace the entire device as opposed to just the battery, but that is the road the company is taking.  Of course, this shouldn’t matter for a year or more as everyone who reads this site is of course following our advice of not ordering the first generation release … right?

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  1. Marti
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