Apple has just announced the conditions for replacing the iPad battery, which is basically giving the user a brand new tablet instead of the old one. This comes with a price, $99 to be more precise and it’s pretty weird that Apple chooses to send a new unit instead of the old one. This is very much unlike the iPhone battery servicing, that will have the device torn apart, battery replaced and the handset shipped back to you.

With the shipping included, you’ll pay up to $105.95 for your “fixed” iPad, or better said, the new one. The product comes in about one week, with the main disadvantage of you losing all personal data, unless you backup often. We wonder if the replacement iPad will be a refurbished one or a totally new unit, since none of the versions would surprise us.

Apple sure has a strange way of doing business…

[via engadget]