iPad Apple $349 iPad2 Refurbs - What firmware?

gigaguy

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any chance the refurb iPad 2's at apple.com are still on firmware 5.01? not 5.1?
Anyone buy one recently?
 

gigaguy

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jb of course. gets harder and harder with the A5. Some say the 5.1 jb is eminent, others say could be months like the iPad 2 was.
plus Apple will release an update to 5.1 soon for the 'new' ipads..
 

citivolus

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Has anyone received a refurb with 5.1? I've got one on its way and am concerned I won't be able to JB it.
 

Trey1984

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I bought a iPad 2 a few days ago with 5.0.1. Won't update till 5.1 jailbreak it out like others said
 

gigaguy

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Seems like Apple was too busy getting the iPad 3 ready to mess much with the discounted 2s. I miss the jailbreak, but comparing the 3 and 2 screens together, now all I can see on the 2 is the square pixels. And the color on the 3 is striking. Amazing when you have the same page views side by side.
But the 2 is still a great tablet, no doubt.
 

batotman

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I am sure 5.0.1 for now. They ship them crazy fast. Left China on the 26th, arrived here in Joplin the 28th (today).
 

citivolus

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I think I had some back luck in my order--my refurb iPad 2 is coming via UPS ground from California to the East Coast and is taking a week. The smart cover ordered a day later came via Fed Ex from China and arrived to my door in a day and a half. Both were ordered with Standard Shipping.
 

batotman

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Got one yesterday as a gift for my MIL. 5.0.1. Not that it will ever get jailbroken...lol.
 

taedouni

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That makes no sense whatsoever.
How does that make no sense? I ordered my fiancé an iPad 2 and it had 4.3.5 (it was the latest iOS before iOS5). I have heard others mention that they purchased an iPad 2 that had iOS 5.1. If that doesn't make sense to you then I really don't know what to say.
 

batotman

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How does that make no sense? I ordered my fiancé an iPad 2 and it had 4.3.5 (it was the latest iOS before iOS5). I have heard others mention that they purchased an iPad 2 that had iOS 5.1. If that doesn't make sense to you then I really don't know what to say.
How long ago was that?