iPad Back of box says "Black" not "Space Gray"

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  1. vistokid macrumors 6502

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    My brother and I picked up 2 iPad airs over the weekend.

    His (64GB), on the back of the box on the sticker label it says "iPad Wi-Fi 64GB Space Gray".

    On mine it says "iPad Wi-Fi 16GB Black".

    Is this normal? I thought they would all say Space Gray. Shouldn't they?
     
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  3. vistokid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well black is space gray right? They only make 2 colors. They are identical in color, the box says black on it though. Just seemed odd to me.

    Also, when I check up the serial numbers on the Apple Self Solve the picture shown is of a Silver iPad air. I always thought the color shown would be of the model the serial number entered.
     
  4. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    you bought a confused iPad air. box says black serial number shows silver and white... but the shell is space gray.
     
  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Space gray on my phone is considerably lighter than the black on my (1st gen) iPad mini.
     
  6. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Is it running Android?
     
  7. Kebabselector macrumors 68030

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    I bought 2 mini's one said silver the other said white.
     
  8. vistokid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That about covers it! :)
     
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    I have two iPad Air Cellular 16GB AT&T models ME991LL/a. One box states Space Gray ATT and the other states BLK ATT.
     
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  11. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    Our space gray says black... And we bought it from an apple store.
     
  12. vistokid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I know Space Gray is lighter but when you buy an iPad air you get the choice of Space Gray or Silver (that's it, there's no other choices). We both bought 2 Space Gray. On his label it says "Space Gray" on mine it says "Black". I was just wondering if anyone else's says "Black" as well.

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  13. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a

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    It sounds like Apple went with the name 'space gray' when iPads were already well into production. Is there any way to tell the date of manufacture from the serial numbers?
     
  14. saintsfan1970 macrumors member

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    OMG!!! Does this mean we have real, live HUMANS working at Apple??!!!:D
     
  15. vistokid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LOL. I'm not freaking out by any stretch, but I found it interesting. Thought I'd share with y'all.
     
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  17. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

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    I saw some space grey boxes marked black at the local Best Buy. They had them in a cage by the display on launch day.
     
  18. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    The black one I have was just purchased on Friday from apple in a recent shipment.
     
  19. hologram macrumors 6502

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    You clearly have a defective box. I'd return it if I were you, and get one that's marked correctly.

    It may not seem like much now, but it will probably grate on your nerves the longer you have it. Will you be able to live with that box three months from now?:p
     
  20. Valinor macrumors member

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    You can check the production week here:
    http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html
     
  21. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a

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    box-gate?
     
  22. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    Return it immediately. The unit is clearly defective. Unexpected results can happen if you use it. Loss of hair, teeth becoming space gray, skin losing some gamuts in its color, one eye getting a yellow tint...
     
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    Actually this could be a collector's item in the distant future - if there aren't too many of these misprinted boxes. Much like misprinted postage stamps/ currency bills etc.
     
  25. vistokid thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The black 16GB is week 40 (says black on the box)
    The black 64GB is week 45 (says space grey)

    Is there a thread on quality of devices based on build week? Would be interesting to read.
     

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