Apple has just launched free iPad Engraving, just in time for the holiday season. Free, as in $0: for no additional cost, you can add a laser-engraved message onto a new iPad’s aluminum backside. Allowing customers to add up to two lines of custom text to the rear of any iPad ordered through the company’s online store.
The concept of iDevices engraving is not new,.. Back in July, a rumor surfaced claiming that Apple would begin offering engraving on the iPad, much as it does with its iPod line, but after three months, the chances to see such a service offered by the company looked more and more trigger… Until today.
Note that the engraving will delay your shipment by up to 3 days, compared to non-engraved iPads shipping under 24 hours. This delay may increase over time if the service proves to be successful, so if you plan to buy a personalized iPad as a Christmas gift, you may want to place your order within the next month or so, to be sure your iPad will be ready on time.
Apple’s sales and refund policy specifically states, “Personalized iPods (e.g., engraved or customized in any way) may not be returned for refund or exchange under any circumstances unless such product is Dead on Arrival.” The policy hasn’t yet been updated for the iPad, but it won’t surprise us at all if the same policy holds true for Apple’s far more expensive tablet.
[via Mac Rumors]