Difference between iPad 1 and 2 BOX

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ame8199, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. ame8199 macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2011
    So my family is getting my mom an iPad 2 for Christmas. My dad is picking it up at Walmart.

    Is there something I can tell him to look for on the box to make sure it's an iPad 2?

    He's not much of a gadget person but he's the one that's putting the most money into it.

    I just want to make sure he gets the right one. Thanks
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
    tp://www.google.ca/imgres?q=IPAD+1+box+with+ipad+2+box&um=1&hl=en&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1260&bih=666&tbm=isch&tbnid=LbpPA8BQjyIsyM:&imgrefurl=http://www.slashgear.com/apple-secretly-stockpiling-new-ipad-2-shipments-17140557/&docid=PL24CvRIGhRr6M&imgurl=http://cdn.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ipad_2_box1- 580x434.jpg&w=580&h=434&ei=2Y21TqOJK4Td0QGk-qGoBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=408&vpy=156&dur=664&hovh=194&hovw=260&tx=175&ty=151&sig=110969444168644188918&page=1&tbnh=147&tbnw=172&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0
    Ipad 1 the ox is a direct image and the 2 is a side view
  3. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2011
    I don't think that any retail stores would be carrying any iPad 1s anymore, so I doubt that there'd be really any risk at all in accidentally picking one up instead of a 2nd gen.
  4. Sandman1969 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2007

    No major retail store would be selling iPad 1s. They stopped producing them in March.

    Plus the back Serial number label will say iPad 2.
  5. MallCop macrumors 6502

    Jan 7, 2011
    Not true Ive seen iPad 1's at my local walmart and target as recently last week. Given no best buy or apple store will have them but the cheaper retailers may.
  6. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2011
    Total mind-blow. I'm not saying that I don't believe you. I'm just really surprised by that.
  7. kage207 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2008
    Ya, boxes are different. One has the old background with shooting stars and stuff. Then the new iPad 2 has the water drops as it's background, which is presented on the box.
  8. DOUGHNUT macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2006
    iPad 1 box has the iPad straight on shot covering almost full front cover

    iPad 2 has iPad at an angled view
  9. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    Ummmm, how about simply looking at the model number?
  10. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    This is your BEST answer . So easy to tell them from this...you either see a lot of iPad or very little.
  11. Nucking Futs macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2011
    I just got my Christmas gift early from my girl. She got me an iPad 1 from Best Buy.
  12. sbddude macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2010
    Nor Cal, USA
  13. Nucking Futs macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2011
    Never mind on my previous post. lol Noob alert.

    I have an Ipad 2. Thought the whole time it was a 1 because it just said iPad on it and I thought it would of had a 2 on it.

    I didnt really look into it because this was an early Christmas gift so I didnt go out on my own and actually purchase it.

    Best Buy dont sell 1's anymore.
  14. Chris. macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2008
    The first generation iPad box screen was shown on the front of the box:


    iPad 2 shows the device from the side:

  15. Nucking Futs macrumors newbie

    Oct 15, 2011
    Yea my box is the 2nd one. Awesome feeling when you thought your girlfriend bought an iPad 1, which is fine but than later find out its a 2.
  16. Sandman1969 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2007
    I wouldn't think best buy woulda had the iPad 1. I could maybe see some less tech focused store still having stock. But even then I wouldn't expect them too.


    Without pictures it didn't happen! :D

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