The iPad is a tablet from the American smartphone maker, Apple. The tablet is designed to offer a mobile PC experience and looking at various models that have been released so far, the features are simply outstanding. The iPad Pro is the premium model although there are other versions too. There are over 1 million apps developed for the iPad. The iPad Pro also features Apple pencil for drawing, a smart keyboard, 64 GB of internal memory with other versions that can go up to 512 GB. The tablet runs on the iOS 11 operating system.
The iPad Pro comes with a 12.9-inch LED-backlit multi-touch display with a resolution of 2732 x 2048 and fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating. It weighs just 677 grams although there’s a version that goes up to 692 grams. The iPad Pro is a high-performance tablet computer and Apple has done well to offer great value to its clients. But this is not the first iPad from Apple.
Below is a breakdown of previous models and the features that they offer.
|Features||iPad Pro 12.9||iPad Pro 9.7||iPad mini 4||iPad Air 2|
|Display||12.9-inch LED-backlit with Multi-Touch with a resolution of 2732 x 2048 and Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating||9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with a 1536 x 2048-pixel resolution||7.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with a 1536x 2048-pixel resolution||9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with a 1536×2048-pixel resolution|
|Memory||Internal 64/256/512 GB||Internal 32/128/256 GB||Internal 16/32/64/128 GB||Internal 16/32/64/128 GB|
|Processor||A10X Fusion fourth-generation chip featuring 64-bit desktop-style architecture||2.16 GHz dual-core Apple A9X custom-designed||1.5 GHz dual-core Apple A8 custom-designed for performance and speed||1.5GHz triple-core Apple A8X custom-designed for performance and speed|
|Camera||12-megapixel, Optical image stabilization and Quad-LED True Tone flash||12-megapixel Front and 5-megapixel Back Camera||8-megapixel Front and 1.2-megapixel Back Camera||8-megapixel Front and 1.2-megapixel Back Camera|
|Weight||677 grams||437 grams||299g||437g|
Common iPad Issues
For all the amazing features on the iPads, there’s no doubt that a few issues have been reported over the years. The problems range from physical hardware damages to software problems. However, these should be seen as very small problems in an otherwise brilliant product.
If you have issues with the iPad, there are two options you can explore to have them solved. You can either decide to fix these issues on your own or you can go to an authorized third-party repair service or the main Apple Service Center.
iPad Screen Problems
The iPad’s screen is the work station so to speak. Without it the tablet is useless.
Screen issues may be software related or hardware related and here are some of the common ones:
- Broken, scratched or cracked screen – This one is very common and may arise due to the iPad falling over.
- Unresponsive screen – There are a few cases where the iPad screen goes blank and does not respond.
- Water exposure – Exposure to water can also damage the iPad’s screen leading to stains, scratches and even a dead screen.
The only way to fix a defective screen is to replace it. This can be done at the Apple Service Center or at an authorized third-party repair service store like iRepair. At the Apple Service Center, it will cost you between $288 and $848 depending on the iPad model that you have. Third-party screen replacements are actually cheaper.
Problems after updating the iOS
There are many people who see a dip in the performance of the iPad after they update the iOS. In most cases, the tablet becomes sluggish, freezes for no reason and responds very slowly. If this happens, it could mean that the system requirements for the new iOS are higher than what the tablet has or it could also be another deep lying issue. You should bring your tablet to iRepair for more troubleshooting.
iPad Water Damage Repair
The iPad tablet is not waterproof so if it falls into water, there’s a very high chance that the tablet will be damaged. Exposure to water often messes up the motherboard. For example, if the tablet falls into water and you try to charge it or turn it on, the motherboard could easily be fried from this. Water may also affect the display on the tablet.
If the tablet is exposed to water, you should turn it off. Do not try to charge it. Dry off the excess water and bring it to iRepair or any Apple Service Center. The experts will troubleshoot and repair any damage caused on any part of the tablet and will do a chemical wash.
iPad Battery Problems
The iPad has a lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Various models have different battery capacities with the iPad 3 having the best.
Common iPad battery issues include:
- The battery drains too quickly even if unnecessary apps are tuned off
- The tablet does not charge at all and when it does, it’s too slow
- The battery overheats during charging or usage
- The battery starts to bloat
- Phone fails to turn on even when the battery is fully charged
Most of the time, tablets that experience the issues above will need a battery replacement. This can be done at an Apple Service Center or at iRepair, one of the leading authorized third-party repair service stores. Replacing your iPad battery at an Apple Service Center will cost you $138.
Things to do Before Sending the iPad for Repair
If your iPad is paired with your Apple Watch, start by unpairing it. Back up your data in the best way possible and then turn off iMessages too. Disable the activation lock and try various solutions and read more about the issue you are facing online.
Official iPad Service Centers in Singapore
- LAB PLAZA SINGAPURA 2.4 km PLAZA SINGAPURA, 68 ORCHARD ROAD, #04-12B SINGAPORE 238839 +65 6784 1318
- APPLE STORE, ORCHARD ROAD0 km 270 ORCHARD ROAD SINGAPORE 238857 1800-6992-824
- QCD WHEELOCK PLACE6 km WHEELOCK PLACE, 501 ORCHARD ROAD, #05-13/14 SINGAPORE 238880 +65 6555 0500
These are the major iPad service centers in Singapore at the moment.
Apple Service Center vs. Authorized Third Party Service Stores
Going to an Apple Service Center is one of the options you can use to have your iPad repaired but you can also get help from an authorized third-party repair service provider. Third-party repairs always offer more benefits. The turnaround time is much faster, the cost is relatively lower, and you don’t need to do any factory reset on the tablet. Even if you have motherboard issues, the third-party repair service provider will handle this. The only issue is that this will void your warranty.
Here is a breakdown of pricing at Apple Service Center:
iRepair is one of the most notable authorized third-party repair services in Singapore and you can go there with whatever issue you have with your iPad and it will be fixed right away at the cheapest price possible.