Have I been conned ??

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  1. venster

    venster iPF Novice

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    Hi. First poster so ignore my ignorance if I am getting something wrong here..

    I bought what I believed to be an iPad with Retina Display a fortnight ago. Having a look around on some forums it seems the Ipad with Retina comes with the new lightening connector. My iPad has the older 30 pin connector.


    Have I been conned?

    I can't check anything on it as I'm at work until late tonight. I'd like to know before I go back to the shop and maybe make a fool of myself. I definately thought I'd bought the Retina Display because I paid £399 for it from Comet....

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    There are two versions of the iPad with retina display. They can have either the 30 pin or the new lightning connector, so this is not the definitive test to determine the model you have.

    Edit: according to the Apple UK website, the iPad 2 would have set you back £329, so you probably have the older version of the retina display model; what we refer to here (somewhat incorrectly) as the iPad 3. You could try taking it back to Comet and asking for the newer model with the lightning connector. If only two weeks have passed, this is what I would do.

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    If you got it from Comet then you have protection. It appears that the most likely scenario here is that you have an iPad 3rd generation which does indeed have a retina display, I'm not certain of the dates (and you aren't specific) but at the time you bought it, it may have well been the most current model.

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    Sounds like you got a 3nd generation iPad rather than a forth generation iPad. If you paid full price, you should get the forth gen if you bought it after November 2, 2012.

    None of this means you got conned.
     
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    Deleted - multiple posts appeared before mine which added nothing to the ongoing discussion - sorry!
     
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  6. venster

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    Gabriel - small world, I live along the road from you in Ashford !

    So there's no way of checking then - you have to take their word they gave you the correct version. I can find exact date later from receipt but it was around the 23/24 October.

    Obviously I'd like to get this sorted asap considering the state Comet are in at the moment...
     
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    Gabriel1 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I go through Ashford daily on my way to work (and back obviously)! I'm guessing that I even know the branch that you bought it from!

    On the back of the iPad is a model number, google the model number and you will find out exactly which model you have. From the dates given it wouldn't be an iPad 4 but worth checking that you haven't been sold an iPad 2.

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    definitely interested in the outcome of this.
     
  9. venster

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    Ok. I'll check later that it's not a 2.

    I cheekily rang the Apple Store to see if they'd swap it. But obviously they wouldn't...

    UPDATE....

    I checked my serial number on Apple website and it is a 3rd gen ipad ....phew!
     
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