airdog

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How long does apple keep older generations of computers/ipods/iphones instock? The reason I am curious is because there seems to be a hole in apple's ipad battery replacement policy. Instead of simply replacing your ipad's battery, you pay $100 and they ship you a new ipad.

Now, once ipad 2 comes out in all other counties, I assume apple's stock of original ipads will eventually run out, so will they then just ship you a new ipad 2 when you want a battery replacement?
 

gatearray

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Apr 24, 2010
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Nice try. :)

Just for a frame of reference, the Genius Bar still has plenty of iPhone 3G replacement phones, and I think they may have a few original 2007 aluminum backed iPhone in stock as well for swaps.
 
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hcho3

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May 13, 2010
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How long does apple keep older generations of computers/ipods/iphones instock? The reason I am curious is because there seems to be a hole in apple's ipad battery replacement policy. Instead of simply replacing your ipad's battery, you pay $100 and they ship you a new ipad.

Now, once ipad 2 comes out in all other counties, I assume apple's stock of original ipads will eventually run out, so will they then just ship you a new ipad 2 when you want a battery replacement?

No. They will not run out. You can try to do it when apple released iPad 5 or 6 maybe, then apple might send you iPad 2.
 
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Stealthipad

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Apr 30, 2010
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How long does apple keep older generations of computers/ipods/iphones instock? The reason I am curious is because there seems to be a hole in apple's ipad battery replacement policy. Instead of simply replacing your ipad's battery, you pay $100 and they ship you a new ipad.

Now, once ipad 2 comes out in all other counties, I assume apple's stock of original ipads will eventually run out, so will they then just ship you a new ipad 2 when you want a battery replacement?

:p If you read these forums long enough you will see ever possible "angle" of reason on earth! You are pushing the envelope!:eek:
 
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