Considering the hefty price of the iPad, many might wonder towards its life expectancy. But should this issue be of actual dire importance when you purchase an iPad or any other type of technology?
First off, when you purchase an iPad or any other type of electronic device you should carefully assess the product warranty period and conditions. Most of the products have been designed to function at maximum capabilities for the warranty period, with results gradually decreasing during the following period. The iPad comes with a warranty period of 1 year which covers a large array of possible technical problems. This means that the optimal period of use is of 1 year.
Some retailers might also offer an extended guarantee of 1 year. The reason for this is because the iPad as well as other technological devices will still function properly for another 1 to 2 years after the warranty period expires.
Usually, the first iPad technical problems appear after more than 2 years, depending on the level of use and in average it reaches 3 years. Most frequently the technical problems that appear are related to the battery life, an issue that concerns most consumers.
The battery of an iPad has a lifespan of about 12 hours initially. As the battery is continuously recharged the life span gradually decreases. For example, after 1000 charge cycles the batter will retain 80% of its capacity (9.6 hours).
This is based on recharging the batter”fully” during each charge. This is what the Apple Company promotes.
But then again, what happens if the battery completely dies? The Apple Service providers will replace the battery for free, if it is in warrant period. If the warranty period has expired, it will cost a certain fee.
Second aspect that you need to take into consideration when you purchase an iPad is the technology itself. Before you decide to make a purchase you should correctly evaluate the technology it has and the actual use expectancy of it.
In other words you need to correctly evaluate for how long you are expected to use it before the product can no longer resolve your needs and you need to purchase a newer and more efficient model.
Considering the fact that Apple is constantly improving its products and subsequently its iPad, the technological expectancy of an iPad is around 1 year and a half and maximum 2 years.
So, to sum it up, in order to cover the technical and functional aspects, we would say that the life expectancy of an iPad is about 2 years.