iPad Does Part Number make a difference?

ade1982

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Original poster
Mar 25, 2014
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Hi Guys,

I will start by saying I am in the UK, as it may make a difference to the thread.

My GF has just come over with brand new sealed iPad Air 128GB + Cellular, which she bought on eBay.

One thing that did worry me is that the advert had an MPN of MD796B/A, and now it has arrived on the outer case it has: ME988E/A. I can't seem to find much on the ME988E/A from googling it, but I would guess it has something to do with the country of origin.

I have checked the serial number on one of the sites, and it's genuine and matches the model number, so I am ok about this.

I am just wondering what it means, and what the implications of this is. For instance, can I Applecare it? The charger is also a 2-pin plug, but was supplied with does this mean the components burn out faster etc? Anything else I am missing?

It cost a lot of money, and I am apprehensive.

Thanks in advance

Ade
 

Gav2k

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Jul 24, 2009
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It's either the American version or ment for European border territories. Unless it's sat in the uk I would look else where if I'm honest. There has been a few listed lately that are being shipped from Russia and scams
 

ade1982

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 25, 2014
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Thank you for the reply.

I should have made it clear that it has actually arrived, and it was sent from within the UK. It was only bought yesterday, so I am not too concerned in that way.

What I am worried about is what the ME988E/A will mean to us in the future.
 

Gav2k

macrumors G3
Jul 24, 2009
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Thank you for the reply.

I should have made it clear that it has actually arrived, and it was sent from within the UK. It was only bought yesterday, so I am not too concerned in that way.

What I am worried about is what the ME988E/A will mean to us in the future.
Possibly no warrenty through apple unless it's just a mislabeled uk model but with a two pin plug it sounds imported
 

Night Spring

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Jul 17, 2008
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When I googled the two model numbers, the ME... number returned results for the 128GB iPad, while the MD... number returned the 64GB iPad.