Apple is starting to change how the battery replacements work for the iPad mini 6. Currently, if a user needs to have a battery replaced, they are typically given a brand new device which can actually be a pretty nice perk, as any minor cosmetic damage the device may have picked up is taken care of, as you get a new device.
However, as of today Apple is now changing its policy on battery replacements for the iPad mini 6. Instead of getting a brand new device, Apple will actually service the iPad and replace the battery out. This new policy will only take place at repair centres and is effective as of today, worldwide. For the time being, official Apple Stores and authorised service providers will still be replacing the entire unit.