Apple retail store iPad battery replace ?

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  1. Bill Fitz macrumors newbie

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    I own an iPad Air 2 and the internal battery is starting to show signs of age. It doesn’t hold a charge as well as it did in the past.

    Would an Apple retail store replace the battery while I wait or will they force me to drop it off and pick it up at a later date ?

    The iPad warranty expired a long time ago so this will be a customer pay battery replacement.


    Thank you !!!
     
  2. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Depends on the stock at that store. If there’s battery available to replace onsite then they’ll get it sorted within 2-3 hours, if not then most likely next business day.
     
  3. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    Air2 is a pain to open so I’m betting they’d offer an exchange or what they call out if warranty repair for $299
     
  4. fricotin macrumors 6502

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    How much would it cost to have the battery changed ?
     
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  6. fricotin macrumors 6502

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    Thanks
     
  7. mlody macrumors 6502a

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    Did you get your battery replaced? Just curious?
     
  8. Jimpilot macrumors 6502a

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    You know I have a old Air 2 the battery failed on. Curious how this worked out too
     
  9. windows12 macrumors member

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    I took my iPad air 2 to an Apple premium reseller to have the battery replaced because it has degraded to only 43% of the original capacity and they told me that this iPad's battery can't be replaced but they can give me the same iPad with a fresh battery for 355€.
     
  10. mlody macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, this looks like a scam to me. Apple only charges $99 for battery replacement service and if they are unable to replace it, they will give an equivalent iPad instead. Go figure
     
  11. windows12 macrumors member

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    I wasn't expecting a premium reseller to try to scam me... guess I'll have to drive to the nearest real Apple store.
     
  12. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Resellers (premium or not) generally can't replace iPhone/iPad batteries.

    They're not Apple either so they can't take your old Air 2, refurbish it and sell as an Apple-certified refurb. That's how Apple can offer $99 battery replacement even if they just outright give you a replacement iPad.
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    “premium” is an exaggeration. Unless it is Apple you will not get a real Apple battery.
     
  14. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    Apple does not replace iPad batteries they replace the whole unit at the battery price if it shows its failing

    Out-of-warranty battery service cost:
    All iPad models: $99
     

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