Why didn't the new box signify a new iPad??

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Skydivincoastie, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Skydivincoastie macrumors member

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    I am kind of upset about this..especially because of future resale value...The box just says "iPad"...There is nothing on the box to signify it is the newest version, or anything...That could be to some people just a first gen iPad...I don't know..maybe I am just thinking way to into this...I bought several today...The family loves these things!
     
  2. bjmach macrumors 6502

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    The new box has an iCloud and the iPad 2 does not

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  3. HelveticaNeue macrumors 6502a

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    Actually iPad 2's manufactured after iCloud came out do have the iCloud icon on the box. I noticed this while browsing at Christmas.
     
  4. simply stunning macrumors regular

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    Lol, the name of the product is iPad, like Macbook Pro or Macbook air. In a few weeks/months, the website will change the name and it will just be iPad. They just want to denote for now that it is "new" just like the apple TV, and or any other product from them. It is not truly called the "new iPad" jut iPad.
     
  5. Yggbert macrumors regular

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    No way, the new box doesn't say "New melt your face iPad 3 64GB LTE $$$" you can't possibly be having that! Your attic is going to be so pissed.
     
  6. Papillo macrumors member

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    :) :) :)
     
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  8. Skydivincoastie thread starter macrumors member

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    its not about my attic...its about selling it later on...
     
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  10. DeusInvictus7 macrumors 68020

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    What makes it different than every iPod out there? Every Mac computer?
     
  11. advan031 macrumors 6502

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    And why does the box matter for resale later on?
     
  12. WordMasterRice macrumors 6502a

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    What does anything on the STOCK box have anything to do with selling it.
     
  13. Menel macrumors 603

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    iPad 2's also had iCloud in 4Q11, my parent's did. Apple added the sticker for iPad 2's preloaded with iOS5.
     
  14. Hoggles macrumors regular

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    Apple probably had to use some extra iPad2 boxes they had lying around :p



    It says what the product is.... iPad
     
  15. Sowelu macrumors regular

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    The new wallpaper on the iPad on the box is the identifier. The naming scheme and box art are in line with MBPs, MBAs, etc. It makes sense, and no one will think you're selling the wrong model - the Apple product code will clearly be on the box.
     
  16. SHIFTLife macrumors 6502

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    Future resale value? Dude, it's a consumer electronics device, not a car. Get a grip.

    Besides, there's a model number right on the back of the box.
     
  17. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Just say "3rd generation" on your craigslist posting. Most people will believe you, if not show them the screen or serial number.
     
  18. dejo Moderator

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    All boxes have just said "iPad" on the side, even the iPad 2s.
     
  19. Skydivincoastie, Mar 16, 2012
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    Skydivincoastie thread starter macrumors member

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    Good point...thanks..at least you were kind enough to show a difference in the box.

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    Good to know...didnt even know that..thanks!
     
  20. MykullMyerz macrumors 6502

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    I thought the exact same thing but I bought the AT&T version and it has 4G on the back so that's a good identifier of it being an iPad 3.
     
  21. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

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    Amazon, for one, pays more for resales with the original box.
     
  22. jekyl macrumors 6502

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    I've never resold any of the Apple products I've bought, but I do have all the boxen lined up on the top of my bookcase in my office. Apparently I see them as some kind of "power crystals".
     

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