1. iMore Question's Avatar
    Hey i have just bought a Brand new iPad Mini W/retina it hasn't even been 1 hour .
    When i just looked at Serial number it stars with F i.e; F4LLT********
    According to this (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5814398) if serial number starts with F it's a refurbished one,i dont want a refurb i need a brand new i paid a premium for that. PLease help
    P.S: My iPad mini w/retina is getting extremely hot for minute usage ,iam worried
    04-18-2014 05:48 AM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    If you are that concerned I would return the device and buy directly from apple-
    Jaguarr40 likes this.
    04-18-2014 08:40 AM
  3. sting7k's Avatar
    Where did you buy it from?
    04-18-2014 08:42 AM
  4. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I thought this was asked in another post the other day but I might be wrong. I would do as advised and instead of trying to guess, Return it as instructed and buy direct from Apple.
    04-18-2014 09:12 AM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    As far as I know now, there is no way to discern between a refurb and new through serial numbers or any other information stored on the device itself. The only way you would know is whether you bought it from Apple or a certified dealer (Best Buy or official carrier stores)...other than that, as far as I know, there is no way to do it.
    04-18-2014 02:33 PM
  6. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    As far as I know now, there is no way to discern between a refurb and new through serial numbers or any other information stored on the device itself. The only way you would know is whether you bought it from Apple or a certified dealer (Best Buy or official carrier stores)...other than that, as far as I know, there is no way to do it.
    Sean Apple refurb store announced on the Blog are now selling Mini Retinas WI-FI 16 GB refurbs for $339.00 as of yesterday.
    04-18-2014 02:36 PM
  7. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Just return it to Apple and get a new one. And for the battery getting hot, you're probably noticing that now since you feel that your iPad is refurbished.
    kataran and Dennisgarcia like this.
    04-18-2014 03:07 PM

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