Apple iPad & Apple Battery Replacement Program
Along with the news on Apple iPad pre-order, there are also talks on Apple’s battery replacement program, as this is rather important for the future iPad users. According to the iPad’s support documents, as well as the Wiki article on iPad, the device has a non replaceable Lithium-ion polymer battery, which loses a part of its capacity with time. To solve this problem Apple has a battery replacement program, that lets you get a new one for $99.
For this fee you can send your old iPad to the given address, and get a completely new device instead. Apple will not accept broken devices to participate in battery exchange program, so to make sure you are not rejected, avoid any liquid contact, disassembly, unauthorized service and modifications. Besides this, you will need to back up all the contents of your old iPad, as Apple will not transfer any of the data to your new device.