Buying an iPad for someone abroad

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  1. Carmenoranda

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    Hello,

    Would like to buy my mother who lives abroad a replacement iPad. I was wondering if this is a good idea and whether this would affect the warranty and any service if something goes wrong.



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  2. scifan57

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    Welcome to iPad Forums, Carmenoranda!

    Apple may restrict warranty service for the iPad to the country of purchase but while you may possibly be able to get service, it's not guaranteed. If you purchase AppleCare+ for the iPad, service is global.
    One major issue with buying an iPad in one country and using it in another country is that it won't come with the proper plug adaptor for the country you intend to use it in. You'll have to purchase the proper plug adaptor at extra cost.
     
  3. Thomas1977

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    That is a good point I think iPads are region locked to there country of origin. I'm not 100% sure on that though.
     
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    An iPad can be used anywhere in the world, no matter where you purchased it. The only issue is making sure you have the correct plug adaptor for whatever country you’re in.
     
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    hmm thats good to know. I know that some things are region locked like DVD and blu ray however.
     
  6. NSquirrel

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    Carmenoranda >>a replacement iPad...

    scifan57 >>the correct plug adaptor for whatever country you’re in...

    Depending upon the models, she may therefore have the correct adaptor already.
     

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