Returned iPad to Apple

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ThatiPhoneKid, May 12, 2018.

  1. ThatiPhoneKid macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2017
    #1
    I have an iPad 5th gen and I have decided to return to Apple after the home button become a little loose, it’s under warranty, they no longer sell this iPad so if they replace it will I get a brand new iPad or refurb, I’m in uk btw
     
  2. Richard8655 macrumors 6502a

    Richard8655

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Location:
    Chicago
    #2
    I doubt it. Apple stores usually keep plenty of prior generation products in brown packaging just for warranty exchanges. You could try and hope for the best.
     
  3. TiggrToo macrumors demi-goddess

    TiggrToo

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2017
    Location:
    Out there...way out there
    #3
    You didn't say when you purchased it, but I'm guessing it's outside the return window.

    Almost certainly they'll either send it off for repair or, at best, you'll get a refurbished model back. I say almost because very occasionally a punter will hit the jackpot and they end up upgrading, but that's the exception rather than the rule.
     
  4. akash.nu macrumors 604

    akash.nu

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    #4
    If by - iPad 5th gen - you mean the 2017 budget iPad then you’ll get a refurbished exchange most likely.
     
  5. ThatiPhoneKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2017
    #5
    Ok thanks
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Boston
    #6
    Yes, apple keeps an inventory of refurbished iPads for each model just for this purpose, i.e., warranty work.
     

Share This Page