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Buying an imported iPad MINI 2

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by magicroundabout, 2 Sep 2015.

  1. magicroundabout

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    Can you kind folk please advise on if this is a good idea or not.

    i have sourced a new iPad mini 2 32gb for £215 delivered.

    it's an imported model (not sure where from) and is supplied with an 3 pin adaptor.
    will i be limited on what apps i can add to this imported model or does that not apply seeing as my account etc will be setup to UK?
     
  2. malachi

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    The App Stores goes by location of your account not the device.
     
  3. magicroundabout

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    cheers for the reply. i thought this would be the case but needed confirmation.
     
  4. magicroundabout

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    iPad arrived today. It was a german model as thats where it was set for recommended location on startup. Cracking piece of kit.

    can i but an official 3 pin usb charger adapter from somewhere to replace the 2 pin supplied
     
  5. magicroundabout

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  6. spoffle

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    That will be fine if you're planning on travelling.
     
  7. box

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    eBay item 161538639159. Surely that's all you need?
     
  8. magicroundabout

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    cheers box. £2.50 for a genuine apple product!!! :confused::confused:
     
  9. Feek

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    They're telling lies. Actually they're being a bit crafty.

    "Genuine Wall AC UK Plug Charger Power Adapter for Apple iPad, MacBook, MagSafe"
    That doesn't actually say it's an Apple product, just that it's a genuine wall ac uk plug charger.

    "Genuine Quality Apple UK Power Plug AC For MAC/IPAD Magsafe Adapter Charger"
    That says it's genuine quality.
     
  10. BeanBandit

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    I see this a lot nowadays, anyway to con someone into thinking they are getting quality original parts. Had the same recently with trying to source a PSU for a Sony laptop. So many of these "genuine" parts to wade through, very confusing at times.
     
  11. BeanBandit

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    Oh if you're only after a UK plug adaptor, you could just use a normal figure 8 mains cord, and plug it straight into the PSU. A lot cheaper than buying a full pack of adaptors, and you get an extension lead as well :)
     
  12. smilertoo

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    Common sense, if they're charging £2.50 you can be 99% sure its not from Apple.