How to tell if I got an iPad 3?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by prelag, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. prelag macrumors member

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    Obviously a dumb question.

    Bought an iPad 3 at best buy today, but the box just says iPad.

    Any way to tell without opening it up if it's a iPad 2 or an iPad 3?

    I have trust issues, especially with human intelligence. :(

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    Does your keyboard have a mic icon to the left of the space bar?

    Connect to wifi and check if so its a 3
     
  3. doboy macrumors 68000

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    They all say just iPad on the side. On the back you should see a newer model number.

    A new iPad with 32GB WiFi is model: MC706LL/A
     
  5. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    time to overcome your trust issues ... if you bought an iPad 3 at BB ... that is what they sold you
     
  6. prelag thread starter macrumors member

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    I haven't opened it, so I can't answer one of the questions.

    Part No. MD328LL/A
     
  7. gadget123 macrumors 68000

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    The clue is the price.

    If it was the wrong Ipad they sold you take it back.

    If you bought an Ipad 3 I imagine it is. Open the brown box as the white one is sealed anyway. The new wallpaper is on the picture of the new Ipad.
     
  8. prelag thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, the guy didn't seem to know a whole lot about technology. I just want to make sure he didn't sell me an iPad 2 on accident.
     
  9. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Google/Bing says it's white 16GB wifi iPad 3rd gen. Simple
     
  10. prelag thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome thanks!
     
  11. ano0oj macrumors 6502

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    Seems like you don't know a whole lot about technology either
     
  12. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a

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    Glad you got the answer OP... but really, not the best look coming in and chastising BB employees for being incompetent, yet you yourself are unable to do a simple Google search to find the answer to your question. :confused:
     
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  14. SouthsideJohnny macrumors regular

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    Settings -> General -> Diagnostics & Usage -> Diagnostic & Usage Data

    Pick one of the .plist files

    Look for the line 'Hardware Model: iPad3.3'
     
  15. IllIllIll macrumors 6502a

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    ^^^ 100% this. Another thread here that's a total fail.
     
  16. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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  17. Sdreed91 macrumors 6502

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    Do you have trust issues with your own intelligence? It appears to be an iPad 3 box.
     
  18. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    He/She said without opening it! =)
     
  19. 3dflyboy1 macrumors 6502

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    It should have an iCloud logo on one side. I don't think the last one had that.
     
  20. dru106 macrumors member

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    It should have an iCloud logo on the bottom side of the box if it's the 3rd gen

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    Haha!!
     
  21. xraytech macrumors 68030

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    You can tell by the wallpaper depicted in the iPad. I know on the box it's at an extreme angle, but if it looks like this...

    [​IMG]

    ... then you're golden.

    Also you should have an iCloud sticker on the box.
     
  22. iamjose macrumors regular

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    Yes this is the quickest to tell that you bought an iPad 3, as long as its not an open box item... if it's an open box item, I would check the model number on the back.
     
  23. SouthsideJohnny macrumors regular

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    But of course you don't know if you only bought just a box or an iPad in a box until you actually open it. Why limit one's paranoia?
     
  24. Benz63amg macrumors 68020

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    LMAO this gives a whole new meaning to "n00b" :p

    Have you ever heared of google? couldn't you google the part number from the box?
     
  25. seadragon Contributor

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    Just leave it on for 10 minutes then feel the back. If its warm, you have an iPad 3. No joke.
     

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