If you purchased Apple's latest iPad Air that launched one year ago, there's a new repair program you should be aware of.
Apple has launched an iPad Air (3rd Generation) Service Program for a blank screen issue. The company says that, under certain circumstances, the display on some iPad Air (3rd Generation) models may go blank permanently. The screen may flicker or flash briefly before going blank.
Affected devices were manufactured between March 2019 and October 2019. Apple doesn't say exactly how many affected models are out there, only that the issue affects a "limited number" of devices.
If you have an iPad Air (3rd Generation) with a blank screen, you can have ir repaired free of charge by Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Just find an Apple Authorized Service Provider, make an appointment at an Apple Retail Store, or contact Apple Support to set up mail-in service.
Finally, Apple says that this service program covers affected iPad Air (3rd Generation) models for two years after the first retail sale of the unit. So if your iPad Air was made between March and October 2019 but hasn't yet been affected by the blank screen issue, at least you know that it it does happen sometime in the first two years of ownership, you'll be covered.