It seems as if Apple has tremendous faith in the battery that is in the iPad. Loop Insight is reporting that Apple’s website says, if your iPad battery dies, you need to just pay $99, and Apple will replace the entire iPad.
This is very different from the existing iPhone replacement policy:
If your iPhone requires service only because the battery’s ability to hold an electrical charge has diminished, Apple will service your iPhone for a service fee.
As opposed to the new iPad policy:
If your iPad requires service due to the battery’s diminished ability to hold an electrical charge, Apple will replace your iPad for a service fee.
I think the is a great policy. We are more than likely to get a few dings and scratches on our iPads, so to be able to get an entire new iPad, if the battery dies, is amazing. Also, this will probably save Apple some money in the labor it costs to actually replace the battery inside the iPad.
There is the hassle of erasing all your data from the iPad before you send it in for replacement, but I think most people would do that anyway, for security reasons. Besides, you can just do a back up in iTunes, before erasing everything. [via Loop Insight & Gizmodo]