Brown box or new retail box?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by iHeartsteve, Apr 7, 2012.

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Did you get the new iPad replaced with a brown box or white retail box

  1. Found my perfect iPad w a replaced brown box

    14 vote(s)
    16.9%
  2. Found my perfect iPad w a white retail box

    50 vote(s)
    60.2%
  3. Still in search of my perfect iPad

    13 vote(s)
    15.7%
  4. Returned my iPad 3

    6 vote(s)
    7.2%
  1. iHeartsteve, Apr 7, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2012

    iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

    iHeartsteve

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    I went today and got my iPad replaced. I've waited to exchange for the past 2 weeks for another 32G LTE but they were sold out in 7 of my surrounding apple stores so apple genius gave me brown box replacement.

    Anyone else have any luck w brown box replacement? Are these refurbished ones?
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    UPDATE: Photos! I probably should have taken them in ambient light but thats when there appears to be less tinting. So here are unbiased photos taken on my iphone w 100% brightness.

    I finally found a winner and its not yellow. I compared it to others at apple store. lol.

    What do you think of these photos? I took 2 pics of the apple homepage flipping the ipad on both sides.

    [​IMG]

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  2. mcdj macrumors 604

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    I got a brown box replacement. At this stage in the game, it's too early for them to be refurbs. They are simply new iPads packaged specifically for replacing exchanged ones, without creating the issue of what to do with a secondary retail box and power adapter, since exchanges are often performed without the customer having the original box and adapter on hand.

    My brown box replacement was worse than the iPad it replaced.

    These polls trying to pinpoint how to get a good screen, be it by week number or box color, are a waste of time. It's a crapshoot.
     
  3. ewo1992 macrumors regular

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    Um found the perfect iPad with no replacement
     
  4. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    My local geeks say that these brown box units do contain some returns so you are really getting what someone else rejected. :p

    Apple has no shortage of the refurbs with it's OCD buyers. They simply give you what the others rejected till it sticks or you get tired of trading.
     
  5. iHeartsteve thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Funny, this apple geek said their cherry picked for people who don't want any more problems. Lol why keep pissing off the same person w another faulty product. All 32G LTE were out in my surrounding 7 apple stores for the past 2 weeks and this was only way I could get a replacement ASAP.
     
  6. iHeartsteve thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Excuse me, just bc you may have found the perfect iPad that you 'think' has no issues. Keep your rude comments to yourself. There are plenty of photos on here w tinted screens.

    I like how the perfect iPad thread hardly has any photos.
     
  7. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    The brown box are Refurbs but they are inspected and the whole outside replaced so they are as good or better than new. I have 0 problem with Apple Refurbs now anybody else who sells you a refurb that's another story.
     
  8. Seamaster macrumors 65816

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    That's because life's too short, son. Most of us are just getting on with enjoying our iPads, and leaving endless threads poring over the excruciating minutiae of perceived defects to the OCD sufferers.
     
  9. ixodes macrumors 601

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    Seeking your perfect iPad is a complete waste of time. Apple builds excellent products. NO manufacturer builds perfect products. Period.

    If your Mac/iPad/iPhone or whatever has a genuine defect, then return it.

    Those who abuse Apples excellent customer service by returning products for reasons other than valid faults are the consumers responsible for assuring prices will remain higher than needed.

    The color of the box matters only to those obsessed.
     
  10. iHeartsteve, Apr 8, 2012
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    iHeartsteve thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This thread was created w the intention of seeing who received a perfect screen w either the brown box or white retail box. There's been enough threads w people bickering over people being OCD. If the issue can easily be seen in photos, guess what - the faulty screens do exist!

    Again keep your personal comments to yourself. Only state if you received a replacement and are content w the new iPad and whether you got a brown or white box.

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    No one expects all 3 million iPads to be perfect however I want a perfect iPad bc I'm paying for it. No one wants to read for 3 hours on a pink or green screen.

    Just bc I wanted to do a simple poll out of curiosity doesn't mean we're obsessed. There's a poll for build week which also ended up being a crap shoot which I suspect is the same w brown vs white box however being a forum member I have the right to ask.

    For those on their 3rd and up replacement, maybe they will just ask for brown box now. I'm happy the genius gave this to me or maybe I'd be on my 5th and wasted time. Also, 32g are out of stock in at least 7 of my surrounding apple stores in the past 2 weeks so the genuis was trying to do me a favor. It's been less than a month of the release date so even if my iPad was a return it works very well and better than my white retail box iPads.

    This is a new topic and its more informative than should I buy a smart cover or should I get 16 or 32G?
     
  11. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    My first launch day retail boxed iPad seems to be perfect. However, if a problem develops the refurb iPads are fine. I've had refurb iPhones and they seemed like new.
     
  12. iHeartsteve thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is what I thought. How does apple have the time to process and recase the returned iPads and then reship them to all the stores in 2 weeks? My guess is it would take at least three months after launch to see refurbs back in apple stores.

    There are plenty of reports on here of people receiving scratched iPads in white retails boxes. So whatever box you get, just be happy you receive a working iPad w no screen issues :)
     
  13. ewo1992 macrumors regular

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    Sounds good to me, I do expect high quality with the high price of apple, but that's what I got so no complaints here.
     
  14. ewo1992 macrumors regular

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    why would there be a reason to post a picture if it perfect..... Just to show off?
     
  15. iHeartsteve thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Everyone who has 'perfect' iPads has enough time to comment on all the threads for people who got defected iPads and argue constantly w a paragraph response. So yes post your photo then.
     
  16. ewo1992 macrumors regular

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    For me, like a 1 to 2 sentence response while I'm doing other things. But I do hope you find your perfect iPad. If mine had some of the defects people are describing I would probably exchange it too.
     
  17. TheMacBookPro, Apr 8, 2012
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    TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

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    I had a 32GB WiFi iPad 3- came out of the box with a minor mark on the rear casing. I eventually sold it after a week (for other reasons).

    Bought a 64GB LTE iPad and this one seems perfect. Since you seem to be very insistent on there being photos here you go.

    [​IMG]

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    No issues with screen quality with either device- not sure where you're pulling 'there clearly are issues with the new iPad screen' from. And this is coming from a fairly OCD person.

    Do keep in mind that we get out of a brown box or a new sealed box is not indicative of what you'll get. It's really a luck of the draw kind of thing- that's why this thread is pretty much pointless.
     
  18. soldierblue macrumors 6502

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    I love how OCD gets tossed around in all these threads. Completely ignoring whether or not there's actually a product defect, do people not realize how rude that is?

    Just because there's nothing wrong with your consumer electronics product doesn't mean you should go around telling anyone who has something wrong with theirs that they have an anxiety disorder. Jesus.
     
  19. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    They are lying. Apple will not replace a defective iPad with an iPad returned by someone else.
     
  20. iHeartsteve thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for posting photos. I did not mean to imply ALL iPads have issues just that there are defective new iPads out there. There probably are 70% decent iPads out there but everyone else is arguing that no such issues exist at all and everyone who does have a tinted screen etc is OCD.
     
  21. iEvolution macrumors 65816

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    White boxes that have ipad on the front are refurbs as well white doesn't indicate new necessarily.
     
  22. iHeartsteve thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you! Sorry I want my $800 iPad to not have pink or green all over the screen when I'm reading. This does not make anyone on this forum OCD.
     
  23. soldierblue macrumors 6502

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    Not before refurbishing it, at least, which includes a screen replacement.
     
  24. RKO macrumors 6502

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    Apple quote:
    Would drive me insane especially with the hype of the "retina display" if I had to put up with pink/green/yellow etc. This model is ALL about the experience of the display, so I have to agree totally with you there and doesn't make anyone OCD for returning.
     
  25. ewo1992 macrumors regular

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    I agree
     

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