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Third-generation iPad owners who recently purchased their device only to find out that their tablet is now obsolete are reporting that certain Apple Stores are allowing swaps for the new...
10-24-2012, 03:18 AM #1
Customers Who Recently Purchased an iPad may be able to Exchange for the new Model
Third-generation iPad owners who recently purchased their device only to find out that their tablet is now obsolete are reporting that certain Apple Stores are allowing swaps for the new fourth-generation model. As of right now, it is unknown if the policy is active at all Apple Stores but some owners are finding success in swapping out their recently-purchased third-generation iPads for the fourth-generation version announced on Tuesday according to CNET.
It seems that locations that seem to be participating in the exchange require customers to have bought their iPad within the last 30 days. If the unit itself doesn't show serious signs of damage, chances are the stores will make an exception and waive the normal 14-day return policy. Owners who purchased a third-generation iPad within the past two weeks have the usual two-week Apple guarantee and should have no problem exchanging the device for the fourth-generation model at any Apple Store.
The policy isn't nationwide and it is encouraged that customers who want to make the exchange call their local Apple Store to see if the store will allow their tablets to be swapped out.
10-24-2012, 03:30 AM #2
no no no.. ipad 4th gen is better than 3rd gen.
10-24-2012, 03:43 AM #3
I have a jailbroken iPad 3 and the only reason i would not want the 4th gen right now is that it will come with iOS 6, which has no jailbreak and an iOS device without a jailbreak is useless and below par in my opinion.
10-24-2012, 05:16 AM #4
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10-24-2012, 06:29 AM #5
10-24-2012, 07:12 AM #6
Just bought mine 9/17/2012 so i guess im sol.
10-24-2012, 07:14 AM #7
Seriously. I can just tell the reply I received was a generic we're sorry copy and paste answer to my request. How many others are getting answers like this
Originally Posted by Apple UK Customer Service;
10-24-2012, 07:18 AM #8
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10-24-2012, 07:33 AM #11
More rants. Its not obsolete its just being replaced by a newer model. Your iPad 2 or 3 works just fine does it not? I still use an iPad 2 on 5.1.1 and I love it. Don't get trapped with the pressure of wanting a new device that you don't need. It will be there next year haha!
10-24-2012, 07:43 AM #12
10-24-2012, 10:04 AM #13
You people that just bought should of checked the buyers guide. It gives predictions based on several factors of when it is and isn't a good time to buy Apple products. There are several out there.. here is one of them - MAC BUYERS GUIDE
10-24-2012, 10:16 AM #14
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10-24-2012, 03:37 PM #16
Does Launch Day, less than 8 months ago count? Greedy. Period. If Apple doesn't space things out, people are going to hold out for the "next big thing" every time it comes out.
Last edited by Breezer23; 10-24-2012 at 03:39 PM.
10-25-2012, 01:09 AM #17
I was able to return my iPad 3 (Black, 64 GB, AT&T) to my local Apple Store today for full credit given to me on a gift card. I will then pre-order on Friday using the gift card. I was 32 days past my purchase date. I bought it the day the iPhone 5 was released.
10-26-2012, 06:32 AM #18
"Thank you for your e-mail and your feedback.
I regret that we would not be able to return your iPad at this time as your iPad has been in operation for more than three weeks outside of your consumer remorse period.
To view our terms and conditions, please visit the following webpage, where you can learn about our Return Policy: