According to Apple if your iPad requires service due to dead battery problem, they will replace your faulty iPad with a brand new iPad for only US $99. So you can claim a complete new scratch less iPad, if your iPad's battery is not holding electric charge, just for $99 (excluding $6.95 shipping charges). You may avail this service via any Apple Retail Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider, or you can contact Apple Technical Support.
According to current iPhone replacement policy, you won't be getting a new iPhone incase your iPhone battery dies:
If your iPhone requires service only because the battery’s ability to hold an electrical charge has diminished, Apple will service your iPhone for a service fee.
As opposed to the new iPad policy:
If your iPad requires service due to the battery’s diminished ability to hold an electrical charge, Apple will replace your iPad for a service fee.
You won't be eligible for iPad replacement incase your iPad has been damaged due to any reason. If you smash your iPad, you’re not covered. Common sense, but they have to mention it:
Note: Your iPad is not eligible for Battery Replacement Service if the product has been damaged, for example, as result of an accident, liquid contact, disassembly, unauthorized service or unauthorized modifications, or if the product is not operating correctly as a result of a component failure. Please review Apple's Repair Terms and Conditions for further details.
Before you may take your iPad for service, you have to backup your data including your contacts, calendars, email account settings, bookmarks, apps, etc by synchronizing your iPad with iTunes as the new replaced iPad will not contain any of your personal data. Moreover Apple have made it clear in iPad FAQs that Apple wont be responsible for the loss of information when servicing your iPad. You will get new replaced iPad approximately one week from the time you send your iPad to Apple.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback