iPad mini What firmware version comes with brand new iPad mini ?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by digzz, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. digzz macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2013
    If I was to buy a brand new iPad mini what firmware version would be pre installed ?
  2. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

    Oct 18, 2011
    It all depends on what Apple store has in stock. It could be from 6.0.1 to 6.1.3.

    I bought a Verizon iPad mini not too long ago, the first one had 6.1.2 but I went to exchange it because it came scratched out of the box. The exchanged one came with 6.0.1, and surprisingly I checked online and mine was built in December when I got it a week ago, but I upgraded it to 6.1.3 (I like to have all my device up-to-date) because I'm not a fan of Jailbreak.

    On the box, it does have a serial number listed and you can visit this site http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html and type in the serial number. It should then tell you when it was built. I suppose you could do this at the apple store but I'd say risky because salesperson may look at you weird.
  3. digzz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2013
    Machine Model: iPad2,5
    Family name: A1432
    Model Number: MD529
    Group1: iPadMini
    Group2: WiFi
    Generation: 1
    CPU speed: 1.0GHz
    Screen size: 7.9 inch
    Screen resolution: 1024x768 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Production year: 2013
    Production week: 9 (March)
    Model introduced: 2012

    Does this mean it was made on the 9th of March ?
  4. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

    Oct 18, 2011
    Well It's correct that it was Built in March but since week 9 is from February 25 to March 2. Therefore it must been made on the first or the second. Since iOS 6.1.3 was released around Mid-late March. I'm pretty sure it has 6.1.2 installed.
  5. digzz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2013
    Thank you for an answer.
  6. iMrNiceGuy0023 macrumors 68000

    Jun 5, 2009
    According to this site the mini I just purchased but haven't opened yet has a February 2013 date. I guess I'm good to go

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