Apple's Replacing Broken iPad 4 Models With the iPad Air 2

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Apple CEO Tim Cook released the new Apple Ipad Air 2 in 2014.

Starting March 30, iPad 4th generation whole unit repairs may be substituted to iPad Air 2 models.

Apple declares that the owners of a damaged Apple iPad 4, might get an Apple iPad Air 2 as a replacement. Moreover, the new device they will receive has newer components and it's more powerful than the previous version overall.

The iPad Air 2 is two years newer than an iPad 4-it's significantly thinner, lighter, and faster, and it support iOS features like multitasking than the iPad 4 isn't capable of.

According to an internal memo obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple's been telling fix staff at Apple Stores and authorized service providers that fourth-generation iPads brought in for servicing may be swapped out with an 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.

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REUTERS/Mike SegarAn employee carries a stack of new Apple iPad Air tablets inside the Apple Store on New York's fifth avenue after the new iPad went on sale Friday, November 1, 2013.

MacBook Air and iPad 4 are notably being sold with chunkier discounts in nearly all retail stores.

The offer is available at all Apple Stores and at authorised service providers, Apple said.

If you've held back on getting the latest iPad since 2012's fourth generation, you could be in luck. Launching mid-ranged high-end devices are the only way to encourage tablet users to abandon their devices and grab a new one.

The base model comes equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity and 32 GB of onboard storage. In terms of choice of colors, the iPad Air 2 is offered in Space Grey, Silver, along with the newly introduced gold color variant.

This is a great little move from Apple, as it ensures that users get at least something in return rather than nothing at all. Maybe it's time to upgrade - for free!

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