If you own a fourth generation iPad and you need to bring it into service due to various issues you might be experiencing with it, then you’re in for a treat, because Apple now upgrades all fourth generation iPads to iPad Air 2. Great news, huh? It’s great to see companies doing this for their customers, and Apple will surely gain some grace among their fans for it. However, there is a catch to it. Keep reading to find out what it is.
How to Get the Upgrade
Getting an upgrade to an iPad Air 2 when bringing a fourth gen iPad into service seems a little too good to be true? It’s totally true, but there is one little catch to it: the device you bring in for repair needs to be gone beyond the point of return and the only option is to offer you a replacement device. In this case, the replacement device will be the iPad Air 2.
Therefore, people that bring their fourth generation iPads into service for minor issues that can be fixed by techs will unfortunately not benefit from this. However, it’s still somewhat good news, if only for people whose fourth generation device completely broke down.
Why Is Apple Doing This?
The question on everyone’s lips naturally is: why is Apple replacing fourth generation iPads with iPad Air 2s? Well, the answer is simple: because the former was discontinued back in 2014, therefore stocks of it are growing thin. Thus, the only way you will receive another fourth gen as a replacement is if you refuse the iPad Air 2. It’s all up to you if you want to try out a new device or stick to your trustworthy older one. Whatever you might choose, people are surely appreciating the initiative on the part of the company.