Apple will upgrade THIS device FOR FREE – if you meet these conditions
IF YOU bring this outdated Apple product into one of its retail stores for repairs, you’ll probably walk out with a much newer model.
Apple will upgrade your device when it replaces a broken unit, here’s how
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.
The iPad 4, which was initially marketed as the iPad with Retina display, is no longer in production.
As a result, Apple will now replace any broken iPad 4 units with the more recent iPad Air 2.
The policy change was first reported by technology blog 9To5Mac, which obtained an internal memo distributed to Apple Store staff.
The newer model boasts a number of improvements, including a fingerprint scanner, and thinner design
Apple recently discontinued the iPad Air 2, replacing it with a new tablet simply dubbed iPad.
However, the Air 2 was manufactured by Apple for a solid two and a half years, so it should have plenty of stock lying around to help-out anyone with a busted iPad 4.
If you had an iPad 4 with either 16GB or 64GB capacity that needs to be replaced, you could also be in-store for a storage bump since the iPad Air 2 that Apple is offering as replacement units only ship in either 32GB and 128GB capacities.
iPad Air 2 – Change
The news comes as tipsters revealed that people who own an iPhone 5 or an iPhone 5C will likely be overlooked for the next major version of iOS.