Replacement versus return

Discussion in 'iPad' started by blargling, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. blargling macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2012
    My first new iPad suffered from a weird pink screen tint so I exchanged at the local Apple store this evening. The replacement iPad came from a generic brown replacement box. Since the new iPad was just released the Apple employee insisted it would be impossible for the replacement unit to be a refurbished product so I didn't give it much concern. However, I'm starting to think I should have asked for a full refund and purchased a new white boxed ipad to be 100% sure. Is there any way I can tell for sure the new unit is not a refurb? Perhaps based off the serial number? Unfortunately the serial number checker is down at the moment.

  2. Built macrumors 68020

    Oct 3, 2007
    Los Angeles
    There would be NO refurbs in the system yet.
  3. marzxbarz macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2009
    It is much too early for there to be refurbished iPads of the current generation. Apple tends to put new units in brown boxes so they can reuse that box (placing your defective one in) to send back. Also, it wouldn't make sense for them to open a new box because of the extras in there (USB, charger, papers, etc.).

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