Peeved? Apple will exchange your 3rd-gen iPad for the newer model
Customers who purchased a third-generation iPad within the last 30 days might be able to exchange their device for a newer model at select Apple stores.
Just got a third-gen iPad? Apple might be willing to exchange it.
In an unexpected move, iPad owners groaning at a suddenly subpar device., leaving many third-generation
Apple customershave (until now) slept soundly knowing that any Apple product purchased is the "latest and greatest" for at least one year. Today, Apple killed that notion.
Considering the fourth-generation iPad offers relatively incremental upgrades, not all iPad owners will be peeved. However, if you know you'll lose sleep over the iPad you purchased less than one month ago, you're in luck.
After reading this tip from Twitter user @TubbyEmu, I did a little sleuthing.
-- The Tubby Emu (@TubbyEmu) October 23, 2012
The manager at the Stockton Street store in San Francisco explained that "this specific store" would allow purchasers of the third-generation iPad to exchange their device for the fourth-generation iPad if purchased within the last 30 days. She emphasized that, unless the recently purchased iPad showed serious signs of wear-and-tear, the usual 14-day return policy would be waived.
"And what about other stores?" You'll have to call and find out. She explained, "We can't speak to other stores' policies -- this is something our store has decided to do."
So, give your local Apple Store a call to find out -- and don't be afraid to let them know you're aware at least one store is waiving its policy.