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Apple to charge £70 for iPad battery replacement

Apple says it will replace iPads with dying batteries for about $100 (£66.20).

Apple's iPhone and iPad both have sealed-in batteries that owners can't replace themselves. As it does with the iPhone, Apple says it will give people whose iPads have a "diminished ability to hold an electrical charge" an entire new unit. The service will cost $99 (£66.53) plus $6.95 (£4.60) in shipping charges.

The information, posted on Apple's support Web site, was reported earlier by the AppleInsider blog.

Apple's first iPads, which can connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi but not cellular networks, go on sale 3 April. The least expensive model will cost $499 (£330).