How Do Physical Repairs Work?

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  1. tomegun macrumors 6502

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    My daughter cracked the screen on her iPad Air 2 with 4G a while ago. I set an appointment to take it to the Apple Store tomorrow. Does anyone know if there is a set price to get the screen replaced? AppleCare ran out of course. I'm not trying to get over, just asking so I can know what to expect.
     
  2. 960design macrumors 68020

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    Yes, there is a set price. We use an authorized Apple repair technician to replace out of warranty cracked screens. I believe the iPad Air 2 glass repairs are about $199 for us.

    Wow! JPack beat me to the link, now that was fast.
     
  3. tomegun thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Decisions, decisions. From the link above, it looks like it will be $299. For a little more than double that, I can get an iPad (the new one) with AppleCare. I have to think about this before I go in.
     
  4. Relentless Power, Mar 31, 2017
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    Personally , I would not repair the iPad Air 2 for $300, when you can purchase the new 9.7 inch iPad for $329 with a fatser A9 processor. However, the drawback is the new iPad does not have a laminate display, which will affect reflectivity in certain lighting conditions. If you can live without the laminate display, I would say upgrade to the new 9.7 inch iPad.
     
  5. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    Agree wholeheartedly with the above post. This is what pushed me to get the new iPad for $329. To my untrained eyes it looks faster than my old air 2 and seems to have better battery life to boot.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    The iPad Air 2 and the new 9.7 iPad both are rated at 10 hours for battery life. Also, the new 9.7 iPad also has a brighter display over the Air 2.
     
  7. Reno Raines macrumors 6502a

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    Most likely for me the battery seems better as it is new and my air 2 is 2.5 years old and gets daily use. Are the batteries the same in both the new iPad and air 2?
     
  8. Relentless Power, Apr 1, 2017
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    The new iPad 9.7 has a Built-in 32.4-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.

    The Air 2 has a Built-in 27.3-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery.

    The new 9.7 inch iPad also has a slightly thicker casing, similar to the iPad Air One.
     
  9. JPack macrumors 6502a

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    The only review so far with a battery test is from CNET. Their benchmark shows 12.7 hours of streaming video on the iPad (2017). The latest iPad has a much bigger battery.

    https://www.cnet.com/products/apple-ipad-2017-9-7-inch/review/2/
     
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  11. tomegun thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I went to the Apple Store and a kiosk in the mall. To make a long story short, my daughter has a new 128GB iPad and I need to figure out if I am just going to take this one I have to Apple and recycle it for free (thanks for that Apple).
     
  12. JPack macrumors 6502a

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    Some shops will replace the glass on your iPad Air 2. The materials aren't expensive but it requires a bit of labor. The LCD can be separated from the glass and a new one laminated on again. I would estimate $75 to $100.
     
  13. 960design macrumors 68020

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    That would be a very low estimate. I get a fantastic discount and it still costs me $199 for an iPad Air 2, $299 if you go through Apple.
     

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