updated 01:55 pm EDT, Wed October 27, 2004
iBook upgrade program ends
Apple is ending a limited time offer that gave customers who own iBooks with a combo optical drive the opportunity to upgrade their optical drive performance by swapping out their existing failed optical drive for a faster performing optical drive, according to . "Only like-for-like combo optical drives will now be accepted by Apple for exchanges," the company said in a message to relevant parties in the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Apple began the optical drive enhancement program in January, after discovering that a batch of faulty optical drives had found their way into a mix of iBook configurations. The discontinuation of the program is effective immediately.