"New iPad" or iPad3 warranty question

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by TXipad3, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. TXipad3, Jan 25, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013

    macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2013
    I bought the "new Ipad" or Ipad 3 64gb AT&T when it first came out in March 2012. I also got the warranty from the Apple store.

    Since I first got it, it has always charged slowly and battery life was short. Co-workers have the same and not have had same issues as me (I close apps not in use and dim display too in an attempt to preserve battery with no luck). I have lived with the battery problem but I would like to get it looked at for warranty replacement.

    I noticed the newer Ipads (Ipad 4??) have the small charging receptacle like the Iphone 5.


    1) Will a replacement Ipad still have the old style charger or new smaller size?

    2) Should I get the warranty replacement now or should I wait?

    3) If I waited longer on the warranty is there a chance I would be given a newer style model "new Ipad", Ipad 4, OR could I buy up to a newer model?

  2. macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Your replacement will be an iPad 3. They're still available.

    You can likely ask if you can pay to upgrade to the 4 or I guess if they're feeling nice they may allow you to get a mini. If the iPad 3 refurb is about what the mini is, it could be a wash. You could get lucky.
  3. TXipad3, Jan 25, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013

    thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2013
    Thank you for the quick reply. Not interested in the mini. I'll ask about buying up to the Ipad 4. Maybe I'll get lucky.
  4. macrumors 68020

    aPple nErd

    Feb 12, 2012
    Jailbreaks/IOS Hacks
    iPhone 5^^^
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2013
  6. macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    You won't. Warranty service, even paid 'out of warranty' service is like for like. You can't pay up for a newer model, more storage etc. You can't even switch colors.

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