IPad users will need to buy a new device for $99 if the battery fails

IPad users will need to buy a new device for $99 if the battery fails

 

IPad users will need to pay $99 to receive a new device if the battery fails, according to reports.

The iPad - which goes on sale in the United States on April 3, and in the UK by the end of next month - is a sealed unit, which means users cannot replace the battery themselves, The Telegraph said.

Instead, consumers will need to send the old iPad in to Apple, and will receive a replacement iPad in return.

Apple said on its website: ‘If your iPad requires service due to the battery's diminshed ability to hold an electrical charge, Apple will replace your iPad for a service fee. The service costs $99, plus $6.95 shipping. The total cost is $105.95 per unit.’

Although several products need to be sent to Apple for servicing, the iPad is the first device where Apple has explicitly said it will send users a completely new unit.

It comes as Apple is reportedly in the UK to discuss iPad deals with operators. The devices can be connected to the internet via a mobile broadband connection.

It is thought that Orange, O2 and Vodafone are frontrunners for a deal to range Apple’s latest device.

Written by Mobile Today
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