iPad Chances of buying new iPad with older than 6.1.3 iOS on it?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by BBE, May 11, 2013.

  1. BBE
    macrumors newbie

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    So...what are the chances if I bought a brand new ipad that it would have something older than 6.1.2 on it?
     
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    NT1440

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    Literally 0 in a retail store.

    Your only hope is to buy an unopened one from months ago off someone.
     
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    tmanto02

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    Depends on the store/location - Do your research and find a store in a quiet location. Then ask the retailer to look in their system and find the oldest batch (stock is batched according to date received). I'm sure they will be happy to clear out older stock. :) Goodluck.

    If iOS7 wasn't around the corner i'd be tempted to do the same thing so I can jailbreak my iPad again - I'd happily sell my iPad for a $50ish loss for a jail breakable iPad

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    Sorry he has a pretty good chance - retailers like mine have had iPads stockpiled - iPad 4 is selling much slower than originally anticipated by resellers
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Ha ha, that is exactly what I did.

    Its not been too long since 6.1.3 was released. I dont know how it works in your country, but if you could find a store (preferably not with a dedicated Apple kiosk) and ask them to give you one from the older batches, you might get lucky. My excitement of getting a brand new ipad was surpassed (or should I say augmented) by the thrill of getting one with 6.1.2 :D

    All the best
     
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    tmanto02

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    You won't believe it! Apple gave me a free iPad 4 today (I am a reseller) and it came with iOS 6.0 on it! Just my luck!

    Off to jailbreak land...
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    buy on ebay

    I bought an ipad 4 new and it came with 6.0.1 :O
     
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    thirdeyeopen666

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    Bought a brand new retina iPad yesterday... it came with 6.1.2
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    My refurbed ipad4 has 6.1.3 on it
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Why does it matter? If it came with something older, just upgrade yourself. Or do you actually WANT an older version?
     
  10. macrumors 68020

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    Jailbreak
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    I bought a refurb iPad 3 last week. Came with iOS 5! Then I upgraded to iOS 6 to get Siri. If you don't mind having "last year's model" that's the way to go. I saved $200 and got all of the features of the 4, minus the A6X.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    I bought a new iPad mini for the apple store 1 week before Mother's Day. It came with 6.1.2. I haven't updated it yet, just in case I decide to JB
     

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