Will Apple replace my iPad?

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  1. henrysickle

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    Hello,

    I purchased the new iPad three weeks yesterday. Over the past couple of days, after using the iPad for a couple of hours, such as when I use Pages to do work, my screen starts to tinge yellow. I called my nearest Apple store, and I told them my issue and they said they'd replace it, though I thought I had bought it two and a half weeks ago and told them that.

    Would it matter that it's over three weeks, and would they offer me a new replacement or a refurb?
     
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    Welcome to the iPad forums,henrysickle.
    If it's a hardware fault it will be replaced,as your iPad is still under warranty. You could get either a new iPad or a refurbished one. Make sure to back up your iPad before taking it in. You can then set up the replacement iPad from the backup you created.
     
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    What if they don't see a problem straight away? As I said it takes a an hour or so before the problem appears, so they might just look at it and deem it fine?

    I'd prefer to get a new one, as a refurbished one might have marks and stuff on the casing from the previous owner, right? Is it likely I'd get a refurb?
     
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    did you buy it from Apple or a third party store? i ask because i had an iPad 2 that developed a problem after a couple of weeks,mine was from a third party store and they gave me a brand new one.
     
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    I bought it from and Apple store, brand new. It just put's me off if they give me a refurb, because I heard that their resale values aren't as good as new iPad's? Also, since I paid for a new iPad, I would expect a new one if the previous one is faulty.
     
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    i completely understand that,i went to Apple first and thats the reason in the end that i took it back to the shop i bought it from,having said that if you do get a refurbished one i understand you can't tell them from a brand new one.
     
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    Hi
    I bought my iPad 3 from Best buy and went in to the Apple Store and got the Apple care plus two years. the guy that sold it to me told me if something happens to my iPad 3 bring it in the tech guy will look at it. And if they find something wrong with it they will give me a brand-new one.
     
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    Even if they do not see the problem, with only three weeks on it, their usual practice is to give you a new one. As for refurbished, they are just as good as a new one, and have the same warranty. In some cases they may actually be better because they have been thoroughly inspected.
     
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    Mine was only 10 days old and it wasnt a brand new one they offered me,thats why i went back to the shop i got it from.......i checked my paper work just now,only 10 days old!
     
  10. henrysickle

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    Hmmm, I'll ring up the Apple store that's near me in the morning and ask them if I'd be given a refurbished unit or a new one. One place I looked online said that they'd only give me a refurbished unit since I'm a week out of the two weeks return period. I feel that this is unfair since my issue only started the last couple of days since I've been using it for long periods. Am hoping the UK store near me only has new ones stocked.
     

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