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There seems to be a bug in some units that can cause the screen to go suddenly and permanently blank.
A brief flicker or flash may appear before the screen goes blank.
Affected devices were manufactured between March 2019 and October 2019
Any 3rd gen iPad Air experiencing this issue will be repaired by Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider free of charge.
The new program covers affected third-generation iPad Air models for two years after the first retail sale of the unit.
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Not buying from Apple can shorten your warranty
At first I was in disbelief, but I was shocked to discover what listener Alan had emailed me about was true
They had purchased a set of Beats over the ear headphones from Target
There was an issue and he contacted Apple to have them repaired under the original one-year warranty.
He was told he would have to pay for the repair. When he questioned it and escalated he was asked where they item was purchased and was asked to show a receipt
He was then told he'd get a "one-time" exception for the repair.
When he asked why it was an "exception" he was told that the warranty started when Target purchased the headphones from Apple and had expired in 2019.
He was also told that this was "standard" Apple policy for all Apple products sold by 3rd party retailers (at least in the US)
Crazy, right? I thought so too and did some more research. It's almost correct.
Not surprisingly the Apple "senior" support person didn't quite give the whole story.
It is true that for Apple products sold in third party stores like Best Buy, Target, or Walmart the warranty is logged in Apple's system as beginning when the store bought the items from Apple.
The reason is that when Apple sells in bulk to these stores the inventory is no longer in Apple's system and they don't maintain any records for when those items are sold.
They do have the serial number records and it's those that get attached with that erroneous "sales" date.
So what you need to do if you purchase from any retail store that is NOT Apple
I would register the product with Apple.
Then contact Apple Support via phone or chat and ask them to retroactively change your warranty period.
You will need proof of your purchase and proof of the purchase date so be prepared to provide a purchase receipt.
Let's be frank about Apple TV+ shows
I want to hear your opinions about the shows on Apple TV+
There are a LOT of really mediocre to bad reviews out there.
This is despite shows, like The Morning Show, picking up awards in their first season and on an entirely new streaming service, which is rare.