iPad mini iPad Mini iOS version

Discussion in 'iPad' started by windbrand, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. windbrand macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2013

    Can anyone tell me what iOS version the iPad Mini comes with at default factory settings, if it was purchased in either late May or early June? I bought an iPad Mini today and it was open-box (because it's all sold out). I'm trying to see if the guy who returned this actually used it, because the iOS currently is 6.1.3. To my knowledge, a complete restore to default factory settings will auto update it to latest iOS. So if it originally did not come with 6.1.3, that means the guy used it, then restored to factory settings to make it look new.

  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2005
    There is no way to tell, sorry.
  3. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Open box generally means somebody used it and returned it. Apple doesn't sell open box in their retail stores, only big box venders do.
  4. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2010
    The iPad Mini in May/June would have come out of the box with 6.1.3 as that was and still is the most up to date iOS version for the iPad Mini. As long as there are no issues with the Mini that you purchased I would just enjoy it and not worry about whether or not someone had used it before you.

    Sent from my iPad Mini using Tapatalk 2
  5. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    Not exactly.... I got mine from AT&T for my graduation present and it came on 6.0.2. Maybe he wants to jailbreak it. I know I did but I wouldn't have cared if I was on the latest OS lol jailbreaking isn't all that serious for an iPad. Maybe on an iphone but not an iPad.
  6. BlaqkAudio macrumors 6502

    Jun 24, 2008
    New York
    There's no way of knowing; it depends on how fast the store is at moving stock. I bought two iPad minis a few weeks ago and they both came with 6.1.2. On the other hand, I bought an iPhone 5 about a month ago and it came with 6.1.
  7. hexonxonx, Jun 29, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2013

    hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    Mine came with 6.0.1 installed when I bought it three weeks ago. I jailbroke it but then got tired of the annoying bugs with iTunes Match and upgraded the firmware to the latest which solved all the bugs I was experiencing.

    Mine is the 32GB black AT&T version. I bought it at Micro Center on June 6th. Surprised it had 6.0.1.
  8. scottw324 macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2012
    I just bought my 16gb mini about 2 weeks ago, brand new, not refurb, not open box, and it came with 6.1 on it which I am happy with because it allowed me to JB it and install iFile so I can use my 32gb thumb drive with via the lightning USB camera connection adapter.

    16gb internal for games, books, and apps, 32gb external for video content.
  9. tymaster50 macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    It depends on the store. The apple store will be the latest while carrier stores might have older firmware because they don't sell as fast
  10. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    As the above poster said, it depends on the store. When I went to purchase the ipad mini cellular model, first I gotten with 6.1.2 installed but it had a cosmetic damage so I went back for an exchange at the Apple store.

    The one that I have exchanged was built in December so it came with 6.0.1 (even though I purchased it in April). Which I was surprised because it was April and they still had some stocks left from December? Anyways I updated to 6.1.3.
  11. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    If something is open box you should assume it was used. Either as a floor model or bought, used and returned within the return period. No other reason for it to be 'open box'

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