iPad Does Part Number make a difference?

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

  1. ade1982 macrumors newbie

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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
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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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
     
  3. ade1982 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    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

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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.
     
  6. ade1982 thread starter macrumors newbie

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

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