does Apple provide warranty overseas if my iPad breaks down on int'l trips?

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  1. PotatoPie macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2011
    does Apple provide warranty overseas if my iPad breaks down on int'l trips? (extended 3-month trips)

    for example, if I travel to Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, etc.... and then my iPad2 dies on me... can I take it to the Apple stores over there and get warranty service? Does it make it any difference if the iPad2 is on the original 1-year warranty or the additional 2-year Apple Care warranty?

    Thanks! :)
  2. Appleind macrumors regular


    Nov 12, 2010
  3. Stefx73 macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2011
    Do you need the original invoice or do they have the purchase date in their system?
  4. rworne macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2002
    You would need the receipt. Unless it is an item that would obviously be under warranty, like if it was less than a year since the release date of the product or less than a year from the "born date" encoded into the serial number.

    If you bought it from Apple, they have a record of the sale and can easily look it up.

    I had a US-purchased iPad 2 that was damaged in Japan that is getting warranty service. The only complication was that iPad 2's were not on sale in Japan at the time, plus it's a 3G model (Japanese units are carrier-locked), so they made a note of it in the case number and told me to exchange it when it gets back in the US. I'm exchanging it this morning at the local Apple store.
  5. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2010
    You dont need the receipt. Your warranty is tied to your devices Serial number.

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