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Could someone who has, or knows someone who has, used Colorware for an Apple product comment on their experiece? I'm thinking about getting an third-generation iPad colored through Colorware, as they seem to be a solid coloring solution. Are the devices returned in factory condition? Does Apple accept colored devices if, say, a pixel died in the first month or so? Does the coloring look professional?

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"Our color customization typically voids the original manufacturer's warranty" (Source). I'd be surprised if Apple was any different. – grc Mar 24 '12 at 3:50

Colorware clearly states that their customization voids Apple's warranty:

ColorWare Inc. replaces all existing Apple Inc. warranty policies and procedures with a ColorWare Inc. warranty, the documentation for which is included with all products purchased from ColorWare Inc.

More detailed information is available at ColorWare's warranty page, where they specify that they cover "workmanship defects and non-accidental hardware failures". While this sounds similar to Apple's warranty, it would be difficult to expect similar quality of service, especially outside of the United States.

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Thanks, but you've only answered a small part of the question. I'm looking for the opinion of someone who's actually used Colorware (= Thanks though. – dcow Mar 24 '12 at 10:14

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