Brand new ipad still requires itunes link to activate?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by badger1998, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. badger1998 macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a brand new 32gb ipad at Target. When I went to activate it, it states that I need to hook it up to my pc (itunes). Does this mean that this is an old ipad, as this is no longer required? Or is this still common since ios 5 is only a month old?
     
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    Your iPad is running iOS 4. iOS 5 is the software that doesn't require connecting to iTunes, so you should update to that.
     
  3. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    The box will have an iCloud logo on it if it's iOS5 installed.
     
  4. badger1998 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I realize this, but all new ipads are supposed to have ios5 already on them. It is a selling point on mentioned on apple.com.

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    I guess I am asking if this matters, or is it just that mine may have been sitting on a shelf a little longer?
     
  5. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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  6. iDuel macrumors 6502a

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    It must have been on their shelf for awhile.

    Apple is usually the only retailer that maintains the latest OS on all of their products.
     
  7. shortcrust macrumors 6502

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    No it doesn't matter at all. The hardware is exactly the same. Just update to iOS 5 when you first connect it.
     

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