Apple has sent word the company has introduced a free iPad personal engraving service.

Billed as an online Apple Store exclusive, the company notes: "Make it a gift they'll never forget - or make it uniquely yours. Just add a personal message such as a name, a favourite saying or song title, an "I love you" or "Happy Birthday," just about anything."

Apple could also add an iPad with personal laser-engraved message will likely make an ideal Christmas present.

Apple has also introduced another online exclusive with a 'signature gift wrapping' service.

"The Apple Gift Package is available for all iPod models and select Apple software and accessories. It’s great if you can’t be there when they open it, even better if you can watch their faces light up," adds Apple. The service costs £3 per iPad, unlocked iPhone or iPod.

Apple's iPad starts at £429 for the 16 GB Wi-Fi model, rising to £699 for the 64 GB Wi-Fi + 3G model.

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