Apple Drops Liquid Contact Indicators From New iPad

Apple is no longer using Liquid Contact Indicators in its latest iPad, according to a 9to5Mac report.
Apple is no longer using Liquid Contact Indicators in its latest iPad, according to a 9to5Mac report.

Apple has long been criticized for use of the indicators that many deem unreliable. In fact, Apple is being sued for denying warranty service based on the unreliable indicators.

Despite this the MacBook Air which was released late last year had a record eight LCIs. It's unclear why Apple has now decided to drop them from the iPad 2.



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From the Apple Genius DB:

iPad 1:

Liquid Contact Indicators:
The iPad warranty excludes coverage for damage caused by liquid. To help determine if an iPad has been in contact with liquid, two liquid contact indicators (LCIs) are installed on the iPad at the following locations:
• At the bottom of the headphone jack
• In the 30-pin connector port (requires holding the product at a 45 degree angle to view)

Use a lighted otoscope to look into the headphone jack and 30-pin connector slot for activated LCIs. They turn red on contact with liquid.

iPad 2:
●check sim card tray for corrosion
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