iPad mini New box cover on iPad Mini 2?

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  1. Tron72 macrumors member

    Tron72

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    I just purchased a black/space gray Mini 2 from Target. When I got home I noticed the box cover looked different from what I'm used to seeing for the mini boxes, which has been a black mini with a blue wallpaper. Mine has a black mini with a plain black wallpaper (see attached photos). Different than all the mini 2 box covers I could find using a google image search and the box Apple is showing on their website. Has anyone else received a box like mine? Unfortunately I can't crack it open till Christmas but I could return it for another if this seems unusual. The sticker on the back does say "includes iPad mini with retina display". Thanks on advance for your help.
     

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  2. RebornProphet Suspended

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    The blue wallpaper was iOS 7.

    Probably just a change to the packaging to reflect the newer build and the fact it doesn't come with iOS 7 pre installed and that's no longer the stock wallpaper.
     
  3. Tron72 thread starter macrumors member

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    True but seems strange though since I would think they would use the ios8 wallpaper shown on the mini 3. I didn't take notice of the white mini 2 box since Target was a mad house tonight.
     
  4. Tron72 thread starter macrumors member

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    Phew. Actually I just went on Apples website on my MacBook and noticed they are now using the black wallpaper box cover like mine. I initially checked the mini 2's box cover on Apple's mobile site which is still showing the blue ios7 wallpaper, different than their desktop site. I can sleep now. Thanks.
     
  5. RebornProphet Suspended

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    Why would it have mattered? It's only a box and you know it's a Mini with Retina Display by reading the label on the reverse/bottom of the packaging.
     
  6. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Maybe he thought it was a fake / knock off iPad.
     
  7. NorthSeaBeach macrumors regular

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    I had a silver Mini 2 with a different box, all white wallpaper with the usual apps on it. I guess with SG the picture shows an all black wallpaper. Same thing with the Air 1. What it means is that the Mini 2/Air 1 in that box was assembled after the release of iOS 8 and has that version of iOS pre-installed.

    If you rather have 7.1.2 pre-installed (I know I do), change it for one in a box with the old picture on it.
     

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