Apple Pencil charging adapter is defective. Service center says it not covered by warranty
This is driving me a little nuts. I got my apple pencil with the 2018 ipad a few months ago, and just noticed last week that the pencil is not fast charging when connected via the adapter (have almost always been charging it through the ipad, and rarely paid attention when I do plug it into the charger.) Had it diagnosed at the local service center, and was adviced that the charging adapter (that tiny bit that attaches the lightning cable to the pencil) needed replacement. Except, I would have to pay the full price of the adapter because it’s not covered by the warranty.
First reaction was, that’s ridiculous! It was a major component of the package I paid full price for, and now they expect me to pay for the replacement of something that could have been defective out of the box for all I know. Surely there must be a law against that kind of business. The agent assisting me seemed surprised about the non warranty bit as well, and suggested I call the apple hotline first to see if I can work something out.
I guess at this point, it’s not so much about the cost, but as a matter of principle (although honestly, cheap as I am, I’d really rather not pay for that price anyway). So my question is, is this an actual standard Apple thing that I’ll just have to accept? Or is there anything at all I can say if I do make that hotline call to help things workaround on my end?
Additional question: How long DOES it normally take to fully charge the pencil through the charger? I assumed something was wrong since it was taking minutes for the percentage of the battery to increase when it only takes around 10 min to fully charge it with the ipad.
Thanks in advance!