iPad What version of iOS do refurbished iPads ship with?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by giraffeboy27, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. giraffeboy27 macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2013
    Hi, I'm thinking of getting a refurbished iPad 3. What software do you think it will come with? Do they normally come with the latest, or the origonal version it debuted with?

    Sorry if its a silly thing to ask :) Just seeing if i could jailbreak it ;)
  2. WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2011
    Lima, Peru
    I'm thinking ios 6 since they do have to test it so that it's in good condition, and I think the just update it through the repairing process
  3. elliebeth21 macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2010
    My iPad 2 3G I got for Christmas came with 6.0. Boo.
  4. TPadden macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
    .... And my Verizon refurbished 3 3G came from Apple last week w/ 5.01. Kind of tells me it was leftover new instead of refurbished in spite of the label.
  5. nehope macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2012
    I recently had to replace my smashed iPad 3 with 2 "brown" box versions. The first came with 5.0.1 but had a scratch on the screen so they gave me another "brown" box replacement. The second one (still have it) came with 6.0.1. I'm assuming it all depends on how long they sit around in the back waiting to be adopted.
  6. TPadden, Jan 5, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2013

    TPadden macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2010
    Hard to tell what your "brown" means; if it just means refurbished or means brown box.

    My refurbished 3 came in a "white" box, just like a new one, with a little, itty bitty "refurbished" sticker on the "white" box. :)

    Just went and looked at it and it's actually printed on the white box ......

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