Below is an email sent to the classes of 2016 and 2017 :
For all Mercy students who purchased their iPads in the summer of 2013 (mainly the class of 2017), the AppleCare + warranty that you originally purchased as part of the Mercy iPad Package is set to expire this summer. If you also purchased the Safeware extended warranty that too will be expiring this summer. Since Apple does not offer an extension for the AppleCare + warranty, we have researched and selected a set of best options. Listed below are your warranty/service choices:
- Do nothing, however if your iPad stops functioning for any reason you will be required to have it immediately repaired at full expense or purchase a new iPad.
- Purchase a repair warranty from We Repair (located in West Bloomfield) that will cover your iPad in case of accidental damage. The cost of this coverage will be a $75 initial cost for two years of coverage. A $25 deductible will than apply for any necessary repairs , $40 for LCD/Screen replacement. The form can be downloaded from the Mercy IT Blog, or student's can pick one up in the IT Office. Please make checks payable to We Repair.
- Purchase a new iPad with 2 years of AppleCare +. Currently enrolled students can purchase the new iPad Air 2 (64 GB, wi-fi) from Mercy for $673. If you wish to purchase the new Mercy iPad package please contact the Mercy Business Office. Do not order from the school's website. Please also be reminded that you cannot purchase a new iPad from another source to use at school.
- New this year, student's now have the option to trade in their current iPad in working condition and receive $100 - $200 (depending on model and condition) towards the purchase of the new Mercy iPad package (64 GB iPad Air 2). If you are interested in the buy back program please contact the IT Dept.
In reference to the recent email sent out regarding iPad warranty options, accidental damage coverage and iPad buy back please note the following information which primarlily applies to the Classes of 2016 and 2017:
We Repair Accidental Damage Pan - Located in West Bloomfield, We Repair is offering an accidental damage plan that will cover your iPad in case of screen breakage and spills. The cost of this coverage will be a $75 initial cost for two years of coverage. A $25 deductible will than apply for any necessary repairs , $40 for LCD/Screen replacement. The form can be downloaded from the Mercy IT Blog, or student's can pick one up in the IT Office. Please make checks payable to We Repair. The deadline for applying is July 1st, 2015.
iPad Buyback - If you are interested in trading in your old iPad and purchasing the new iPad Air 2 there will be a drop off date on Monday, June 22nd, 11:00 AM here at Mercy. Please enter at the Flagpole entrance. The Mercy IT Dept. will check to make sure that all of your current content is backed up to a recent iCloud backup or you can back up your content to a computer using iTunes before arrival. Your old iPad will then be shipped to a warehouse for evaluation where the value will be determined. You will then be able to order your new iPad from the Mercy Business Office (do not order from the school website). Students will also have to purchase a new iPad case compatible with the iPad Air 2. Mercy cases will be avaialbe for purchase or you can choose to buy one on your own. Loaner iPads will be available for those who would like one before their new iPad arrives.
Here are approximate values for each model:
iPad 3 (Class of 2016)- $145.00
iPad 4 (Class of 2017) - $ 175.00
iPad Air (Class of 2018) - $ 185.00
Students will receive a check for the trade-in in late August. If you have any further questions regarding the iPad buy back please feel free to call the Mercy IT Dept. 248-893-3590.