Hello, I own an iPad 3 64GB model which is no longer under warranty. The 30-pin adapter port has been causing problems for some and just recently stopped working totally. Can this be fixed through the $299 out of warranty repair? If so, is it replaced and what model would it be replaced with? I'm trying to determine whether to take the repair route or purchase a new iPad. If it would be replaced with anything older than in iPad Air, I don't think the repair price would be worth it. There is an Apple store approximately 45 miles from my location. Do you suggest that I make an appointment with them? Thanks in advance for your input!