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Apple Launches Repair Program for Blank Screen Affecting 3rd gan iPad

MacRumors: Apple Launches Repair Program for Blank Screen Issue Affecting Third-Generation iPad Air

Here’s the Apple T/N: iPad Air (3rd generation) Service Program for Blank Screen Issue

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With the growing support for Right to Repair and the inevitable push for it to become legislation, it’s nice to see companies taking a step forward to be more consumer and repair-friendly. I think we’ve gotta give credit where credit is due, but I do wonder about the specifics of the program. I’d hope Apple just repairs the screens, but I also do think there is a possibility that Apple will simply replace the entire device which would further contribute to the e-waste problem. However small the step may be, it is still a step in the right direction and cheers to Apple for that.

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IIRC the 3rd gen was a hack to add lighting. Probably replacing them with a nearly identical refurb that's newer.

Knowing how much it takes to get them to admit something is wrong (spoiler alert: lawyers), I'm kind of shocked for a hack device this old.


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