iPad Does Part Number make a difference?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ade1982, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. ade1982 macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2014
    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

  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    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
  3. ade1982 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2014
    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.
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Possibly no warrenty through apple unless it's just a mislabeled uk model but with a two pin plug it sounds imported
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    When I googled the two model numbers, the ME... number returned results for the 128GB iPad, while the MD... number returned the 64GB iPad.
  6. ade1982 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2014
    Sorry, I took that from the description, it's ME988B/A

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