Apple is reportedly replacing some fourth generation iPads with the iPad Air 2.
If you remember, Apple replaced the iPad Air 2 with a newer, cheaper iPad last month. That means Apple has an excess of iPad Air 2 models in stock, so it’s using that supply to replaced older fourth generation iPads for free when users bring them in for service, according to 9to5Mac. That means customers will get a notable upgrade in design and specs. Unfortunately, not everyone is getting the upgrade.
AppleInsider found out that the move isn’t mandatory for iPad 4 models that are brought in. It is up to an Apple Store manager’s discretion on whether or not to upgrade the device to the more powerful iPad Air 2.
If you’re lucky enough, it’ll be a sweet upgrade
If you’re lucky enough to score the free upgrade, it’ll definitely be a sweet one. The iPad Air 2 sports an A8X processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB or 128GB of storage—a notable bump over the fourth-gen iPad’s A6X processor, 1GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of storage.
If you end up taking in your older iPad for service, hopefully you are lucky enough to get the upgrade free of charge.