Apple Updates iPad Mini 6 Battery Replacement Policy to Substitute Battery Only, Not Entire Device

Apple is rolling out a new policy for the sixth-generation iPad mini that will allow customers to get their batteries replaced without being given a replacement device.

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Currently, if an iPad customer wants to get their battery replaced, Apple Stores, authorized service providers, and repair centers will give those customers a replacement device instead of simply swapping out the battery in their original ‌iPad‌. Starting today for repair centers, ‌iPad mini‌ 6 customers, if eligible, will be able to get only their battery replaced without needing to be given a whole unit replacement (WUR).

The new policy is only being applied to the sixth-generation ‌iPad mini‌, but other iPads may follow in the coming weeks and months. Depending on individual circumstances, the new policy could disadvantage some customers. Previously, customers would get a replacement device for battery repairs, so any dents, cracks, or scuffs would be taken care of.

The new policy means that ‌iPad mini‌ 6 owners will only have the battery replaced, leaving any other minor defects or damage to their device untouched. The new policy, as of now, is only being implemented at repair centers worldwide and not at Apple Stores or authorized service providers.

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Top Rated Comments

mrochester Avatar
10 weeks ago

Best ipad ever made. They simply want to improve upon their environmental goals of not throwing away a bunch of stuff.
It never ceases to amaze me how negative people can be on a positive story. It's not the news or content that are the problem, it's the people.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Wokis Avatar
10 weeks ago

Dang, Apple doesn't even want these poorly made Mini's back either ha. Replace the batteries so they don't have to keep making the rest of the device.
Best ipad ever made. They simply want to improve upon their environmental goals of not throwing away a bunch of stuff.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrochester Avatar
10 weeks ago
This sounds so much better for the environment!
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Fyrus Avatar
10 weeks ago

This sounds so much better for the environment!
Not only that, also a lot better for your wallet. If you experience short batterylife and want to get your battery replaced, Apple Store’s batterytest had to show the battery as “defective” or below a certain percentage.

If the test didn’t indicate a battery problem you had to pay the more expensive device swap price instead of the batteryreplacement price.

Had this problem with my macbook, and since it is vintage now they dont even have te part available anymore.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sin_sniper468 Avatar
10 weeks ago
Just to clarify, you did not qualify for the battery rate if there was any cracks or bends!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mrochester Avatar
10 weeks ago

Not only that, also a lot better for your wallet. If you experience short batterylife and want to get your battery replaced, Apple Store’s batterytest had to show the battery as “defective” or below a certain percentage.

If the test didn’t indicate a battery problem you had to pay the more expensive device swap price instead of the batteryreplacement price.

Had this problem with my macbook, and since it is vintage now they dont even have te part available anymore.
Exactly, but shame it's only the 1 iPad so far but I expect this to be rolled out to other devices.
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