Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 6, 2012, 03:43 PM   #1
Yr Blues
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Question Any way to guarantee getting an iPad 2,4

The revised iPad 2 (2,4) has tighter PPI than my MacBook, so I'm okay with that. I'm really enticed by the battery and charging speed compared to the 3.

Any way I can guarantee getting a 2,4?
Yr Blues is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 6, 2012, 03:47 PM   #2
Intell
macrumors P6
 
Intell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Inside
None at all. They have the same boxes as the iPad2,1.
__________________
Last edited by Intell; Yesterday at 10:45 AM.
Intell is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 6, 2012, 10:56 PM   #3
blow45
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
keep buying, opening up and returning within your allowed time frame for returns if it's not the 2,4. If apple think it's not important to buyers to have a more efficient cpu (and better battery times) shown on the packaging as everyone else is doing they might as well have their hands full with returns and restocking. I don't think I 've heard any other manufacturer putting a more efficient cpu in and not clearly noting this so they can be able to ship old stock too.
blow45 is offline   -5 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 02:05 AM   #4
master-ceo
macrumors 65816
 
master-ceo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The SUN
I would order it from Apple Website.
__________________
-jungmark
Apple isn't going to have the lens stick out from the phone. The design would be awful.
master-ceo is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 06:24 AM   #5
mzjin
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yr Blues View Post
The revised iPad 2 (2,4) has tighter PPI than my MacBook, so I'm okay with that. I'm really enticed by the battery and charging speed compared to the 3.

Any way I can guarantee getting a 2,4?
Yes, there is. Wait 6 months until the old stock dries out.
mzjin is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 01:43 PM   #6
blow45
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by mzjin View Post
Yes, there is. Wait 6 months until the old stock dries out.
why wait, open up and return?
blow45 is offline   -4 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 02:30 PM   #7
Gav2k
macrumors 603
 
Gav2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
As above order from apple.com
Gav2k is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 03:02 PM   #8
Night Spring
macrumors G3
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
If you had the serial #, you could look it up here:
http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

I'm not sure when Apple started producing iPad 2 with the new chip, but if you could find out that info, then you could just make sure to buy a unit manufactured after that date. Faster than opening up boxes then returning.
Night Spring is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 03:07 PM   #9
firemedicmark
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
as it's been said, order from apple's site
firemedicmark is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 04:01 PM   #10
blow45
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Night Spring View Post
If you had the serial #, you could look it up here:
http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

I'm not sure when Apple started producing iPad 2 with the new chip, but if you could find out that info, then you could just make sure to buy a unit manufactured after that date. Faster than opening up boxes then returning.
cool site, thanks, you sure it works for all new ipad serials? If word ever gets out for this and becomes well known apple isn't moving any of the old ipad stock. More power to the people to get a better device that won't be as compromised as the ipad 1 arguably currently is on ios 5.0 (and will definitely be with ios 6.0), in two years with ios 8.0.

Let's make it a sticky!


----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by firemedicmark View Post
as it's been said, order from apple's site
Why would ordering from apple get you a 2,4? I haven't heard of any website that claims that apple will only ship ipad 2,4's from their website...
blow45 is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 04:14 PM   #11
TheWheelMan
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by blow45 View Post
cool site, thanks, you sure it works for all new ipad serials? If word ever gets out for this and becomes well known apple isn't moving any of the old ipad stock. More power to the people to get a better device that won't be as compromised as the ipad 1 arguably currently is on ios 5.0 (and will definitely be with ios 6.0), in two years with ios 8.0...
I doubt that the iPad 1 would get iOS 8.0.
__________________
- "Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching." --Satchel Paige
TheWheelMan is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 04:37 PM   #12
bobright
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
How does one find out if their iPad is 2,4?
bobright is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 04:41 PM   #13
TheWheelMan
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobright View Post
How does one find out if their iPad is 2,4?
Read Night Spring's post just 4 posts above yours.
__________________
- "Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching." --Satchel Paige
TheWheelMan is offline   -1 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 04:43 PM   #14
Pressure
macrumors 68040
 
Pressure's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Denmark
According to AnandTech there is no way to tell which one you get.

Not all new iPad 2's even come with the 32 nm SoC, most are still based on the 45 nm one.
__________________
Never Argue With An idiot. They'll Lower You To Their Level And Then Beat You With Experience!
Pressure is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 04:44 PM   #15
bobright
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheWheelMan View Post
Read Night Spring's post just 4 posts above yours.
Yea I've looked it up but doesn't really say anything in regards to that, what are we looking for CPU speed, production year?
bobright is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 04:48 PM   #16
Redjericho
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Will the extra 2 hour battery be worth the time wasted trying to get it?
Redjericho is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 05:04 PM   #17
dnguyen
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Yes for some people no for others. Judging by this thread/MR, probably a yes for most people that go on this site.

As for people that don't know, yea they probably will be a bit peeved that they're getting 2hrs less than the newer version if they recently purchased an ipad 2 without knowing about the changes.
dnguyen is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 05:15 PM   #18
bobright
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Night Spring View Post
If you had the serial #, you could look it up here:
http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

I'm not sure when Apple started producing iPad 2 with the new chip, but if you could find out that info, then you could just make sure to buy a unit manufactured after that date. Faster than opening up boxes then returning.

Anybody, what's it supposed to read if 2,4?
bobright is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 05:20 PM   #19
dnguyen
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobright View Post
Anybody, what's it supposed to read if 2,4?
IDK the site pulls my unopened box serial number as Machine Model 2,1 with week 16 April production 2012 year. It's also worth noting that the serial number from here:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5789/t...32nm-a5-tested

is listed as 2,1 as well with a week 13 April production and 2012 year. I comfirmed with Anand that the serial listed in his picture was indeed from an ipad 2 version 2,4.

Can people with the newer 2,4 ipad 2 versions check to see what it says when they enter their serial into the site? The Machine model information that the site lists seems to be inaccurate but if we can see if the production date is accurate/find out when they started producing the newer 2,4 versions.

Last edited by dnguyen; May 7, 2012 at 05:43 PM.
dnguyen is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 06:38 PM   #20
bobright
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by dnguyen View Post
IDK the site pulls my unopened box serial number as Machine Model 2,1 with week 16 April production 2012 year. It's also worth noting that the serial number from here:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5789/t...32nm-a5-tested

is listed as 2,1 as well with a week 13 April production and 2012 year. I comfirmed with Anand that the serial listed in his picture was indeed from an ipad 2 version 2,4.

Can people with the newer 2,4 ipad 2 versions check to see what it says when they enter their serial into the site? The Machine model information that the site lists seems to be inaccurate but if we can see if the production date is accurate/find out when they started producing the newer 2,4 versions.
Yea I'm not getting this whole thing, I've looked up my serial but what differentiates the two?
bobright is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 06:48 PM   #21
dnguyen
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobright View Post
Yea I'm not getting this whole thing, I've looked up my serial but what differentiates the two?
From what I've gathered the only useful information that it pulls up is maybe the Production week/year as far as telling if it is 2,1 or 2,4. However, even that doesn't seem to be a good indicator as we don't know when Apple started producing the newer models and we don't know if they're still making the older 2,1 versions too.

If you read the page 7 comments from here:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5789/t...32nm-a5-tested

a poster states that he got a march 2012 production ipad 2 that was 2,4 as well as a april 2012 production ipad 2 that was version 2,1.

A good thing is that that same poster, Xerazal says that you can tell by the part #, "Part numbers are different. at least for black it is. Part number for old ipad is MC769LL/A while new is MC954LL/A. too bad i already exchanged my 32nm ipad out and got the 45nm model as a replacement because of light bleeding on the screen.. T~T"

I DON'T KNOW if the above is accurate, I am just re posting what he said in the Anandtech article comments.

Last edited by dnguyen; May 7, 2012 at 06:54 PM.
dnguyen is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 08:07 PM   #22
blow45
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheWheelMan View Post
I doubt that the iPad 1 would get iOS 8.0.
Read what I said again, it's not the clearest of syntax granted, but there's only one way it can be read: the ipad two will get ios 8.0 not the ipad 1 . Don't downrate irrelevant posts of mine please before you reply just cause you bear a grudge on the ipad being warm thing.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Redjericho View Post
Will the extra 2 hour battery be worth the time wasted trying to get it?
it's not just the two hours, a die shrink makes your device more future proof in general, there's other optimizations and debugging in the core as well.

All that of course provided that the first batch of the cores don't turn out to be lemons.
blow45 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 08:44 PM   #23
dnguyen
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
People with confirmed ipad 2 2,4:

Can you tell us your ipad part number?

I'm trying to see if this statement is correct:

MC769LL/A =old 2,1 and MC954LL/A = new 2,4

Last edited by dnguyen; May 7, 2012 at 09:08 PM.
dnguyen is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 09:15 PM   #24
bobright
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by dnguyen View Post
People with confirmed ipad 2 2,4:

Can you tell us your ipad part number?

I'm trying to see if this statement is correct:

MC769LL/A =old 2,1 and MC954LL/A = new 2,4
I'm not getting though what if the model starts with like mine: DLXH

Were talking about serial numbers right or is it something else? Not sure I see a "part number" on the chipmunk site.
bobright is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 7, 2012, 09:25 PM   #25
dnguyen
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobright View Post
I'm not getting though what if the model starts with like mine: DLXH

Were talking about serial numbers right or is it something else? Not sure I see a "part number" on the chipmunk site.
Part # should be listed on the box, near the serial number.
dnguyen is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is this a way to guarantee yourself an iPhone on Friday? FooArk iPhone 54 Sep 19, 2013 12:32 PM
Best way to guarantee getting the 5s on Friday? Dick Whitman iPhone 1 Sep 17, 2013 10:13 PM
How to guarantee an iPhone 5S on release - UK SMIDG3T iPhone 5 Sep 10, 2013 06:13 PM
Resolved: Guarantee on Apple repairs? KUguardgrl13 MacBook Pro 14 Jun 5, 2013 02:23 PM
Applecare vs John Lewis Guarantee Poodyboy MacBook Pro 10 Jun 21, 2012 06:27 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:00 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC