Some rather good news for iPad users, as Apple is trading in the fourth generation iPads for an iPad Air 2. The upgrade will be available on Apple stores and authorized service providers. Apple has already discontinued production of the device and as such it is now allowing users to receive a more capable iPad Air 2 as a substitute. It was then resurrected in March 2014 to replace the iPad 2 at the bottom of the lineup before being permanently discontinued in October 2014. It's likely that a small part replacement will be carried out by the company easily, but if the damage is more than beyond control, then only expect an iPad Air 2. Apple iPad 4 (wi-fi), Apple iPad 4 (wi-fi cellular). In case it breaks, they now have the possibility to get an Apple iPad Air 2 instead.
According to the leaked memo, staff are also advised to tell customers who are eligible for the replacement about the various colour options available with the iPad Air 2: Gold, Silver and Space Grey.
Typically, Apple supports devices up to five years following their discontinuation. An internal memo obtained by 9To5Mac reads, "Starting March 30th, iPad 4th generation whole unit repairs may be substituted to iPad Air 2".
Replacement is the only viable solution, when Apple Stores and the authorized service providers are unable to perform repairs on a particular iPad. The iPad Air 2 came in two years later, which also signaled the discontinuation of the fourth generation tablets from the Cupertino, California technology firm.
If you bought the fourth-generation iPad - the first to launch with the now-ubiquitous Lightning connector back in September 2012 - and need to get it repaired, you could be in for a very nice surprise.
Finally! Apple just put a smile on the faces of its iPad owners by the implementation of a most favorable practice.
Thoughts about the free upgrade?