Re: Just posted: Apple iPad 2: Tool or Toy?

Started Mar 18, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Read It & Weep, re: battery replace. $99, iPad replaced!!!

Barry Fitzgerald wrote:

My remarks are specific to the battery no other maker would attempt to design a product that stops users getting easy access to with that in mind I'll have to disagree.

Well, speaking of the battery on the iPad:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/13/dead-ipad-battery-never-mind-replacing-it-apple-just-sends-ano/

"What is iPad Battery Replacement Service?

If your iPad requires service due to the battery's diminished ability to hold an electrical charge, Apple will replace your iPad for a service fee."

"How much does it cost?

The service costs $99, plus $6.95 shipping. The total cost is $105.95 per unit.
All fees are in U.S. dollars and are subject to local tax."

Wow, how dare Apple replace the entire iPad for $99 plus S&H, rather than selling you a new battery!!!

Oh, and as for your comment that "no other manufacturer would attempt to design a product that stops users easy access" to the battery...the Motorola Xoom doesn't have an easy-access, user-replaceable battery either. Unless you think tearing down a Xoom is "easy-access, user-replaceable":

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Motorola-Xoom-Teardown/4989/1

In a free market economy people are free to buy what they wish.

Yeah, and clearly the market is speaking. Heck, even a life long Windows user like me went out and bought an iPad. And I'm loving it.

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