When I put my first order in for Next strips the I got the old ones also. Box is the same colour and design also but for the small Next hidden next to the Contour name. But my local pharmacy now knows so keeps them in stock for me.
Contour Link Next works fine with my Medtronic pump (554) which used to work with the old Link meter. Smaller size is nice, remembering to recharge (not very often) it is a pain, and the colour screen and animations are a gimmick. But like it solely for it asking for more blood when necessary so I don't waste strips when it doesn't take enough. When I learned of it fixing one of my pet hates when a strip doesn't get enough blood just phoned up Bayer and asked for a meter. As usual they just sent one in the post as they know fine well once you tell them you are T1 on a pump and how many strips you use, the $$ drop in front of them and they are happy to give you one as a free upgrade as they know they'll soon make it back off the strips.