How can I tell the difference between iPad 3 box and iPad 4?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Redrum509, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Buying a sealed iPad 4 tomorrow on Craigslist and just want to know how to tell the difference between the iPad 3 and iPad 4 box since I think they are exactly the same. Thanks
     
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    jav6454

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    Serial number. Check it against Apples website. Also, try to look for anything in the back text. It usually lists configuration including A5, or A6X
     
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    Ipad 4 is lightning, 3 is 30 pin
     
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    Alright thanks for the replies. Ill check out the contents and stuff and check for a6 chip and lightning cord.
     
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    jav6454

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    Each box contains the model on it.
     
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    eawmp1

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    Open as soon as you transact to make sure what is in the box matches the description on the box. People have access to shrink wrap.
     
  10. macrumors 68020

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    Mine had an iPad 4 in it... :D
     
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    Pakaku

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    If you're expecting to buy an iPad 4, you should receive an iPad 4.
     

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