Apple to charge $107 for iPad battery replacementMarch 15th, 2010 in Technology / Consumer & Gadgets
The Apple iPad.
(AP) -- Apple says it will replace iPads with dying batteries for about $100.
Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPad both have sealed-in batteries that owners can't replace themselves. As it does with the iPhone, Apple says it will give people whose iPads have a "diminished ability to hold an electrical charge" an entire new unit. The service will cost $99 plus $6.95 in shipping charges.
The information, posted on Apple's support Web site, was reported earlier by the AppleInsider blog.
Apple's first iPads, which can connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi but not cellular networks, go on sale April 3. The least expensive model will cost $499.
More information: http://www.apple.com/support/ipad/service/battery
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