One slight criticism towards the Apple iPhone is that the battery is not easily replaceable, therefore when consumers heard that the Apple iPad’s battery wouldn’t be removable some people were put off.
Apple have recently addressed this issue with their ‘iPad Battery Replacement Service’, however according to an article posted on Afterdawn this will not involve just replacing the battery, infact Apple will replace the whole iPad.
From a business point of view this sounds extremely backwards, however I guess Apple have their reasons for this. The replacement service will cost you $99 plus $7 shipping, the turnaround time will be around one week, however data will be lost unless you back up/synchronize data before hand.
To be honest I am not too sure what to make of this news as it has both good and bad points, it is very dependent on reliable synchronization software, that is if you have a PC/Mac to synchronize it to. On the other hand you will be able to trade-in your battered iPad for a nice new shiny one.
Do you like the sound of Apple’s iPad Battery Replacement Service?