Warranty Question - Why would this be expired?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Azeroth1, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Azeroth1 macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2010

    I just received a used iPad 1 I purchased from cowboom.com. I reset it to factory settings, showing iOS 4.3.3. I looked up the serial number on Apples website and it is listing it as out of warranty. I didn't expect a used iPad 1 would be within warranty, but given the installed OS version it just got me thinking.

    Based on when iOS 4.3.3. was released, shouldn't it be within the one year warranty? Is there something else which could have happened to this ipad which would have voided it in Apple's systems?

  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Winnipeg, MB
    Umm, it was used? That means that whoever had it before probably upgraded the firmware while 4.3.3 was out. Resetting to factory settings doesn't downgrade the firmware version..just erases everything else on there.
  3. Azeroth1 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2010
    That must be it then, I thought erasing all content and settings restored it to it's original out of the box state. Thanks.
  4. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Out-of-box as in unmodified settings, not back-in-time settings.

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