Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Mar 18, 2013, 03:37 PM   #51
Medic311
macrumors 65816
 
Medic311's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Samtb View Post
I don't think you can tell by the serial number.
you can
Medic311 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 18, 2013, 05:33 PM   #52
Samtb
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Medic311 View Post
you can
How?
Samtb is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 19, 2013, 12:07 AM   #53
charlituna
macrumors 604
 
charlituna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by iDuel View Post
I believe there was a point where some Apple Stores in the US were swapping 3rd gens for 4th gens as long as you purchased it within 30 days.
If you bought it within two weeks before the iPad 4 was announced.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by zooby View Post

So yes, bottom line - they can't do this at all. Apple geniuses are nice, but not that nice.
That's not entirely true. They can do it, when corporate says its okay. What they can't do is do it just cause they want to. Because say you are really hot with big tits and the genius wants to hook up with you and figures a free upgrade will do it

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samtb View Post
I don't think you can tell by the serial number.
Some folks say you can because there is a system to how the numbers are given out. but that assumes that remanufactured iPads (cause they aren't refurbs in a traditional sense) aren't given new serials
charlituna is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 19, 2013, 06:52 AM   #54
Samtb
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlituna View Post
If you bought it within two weeks before the iPad 4 was announced.

----------



That's not entirely true. They can do it, when corporate says its okay. What they can't do is do it just cause they want to. Because say you are really hot with big tits and the genius wants to hook up with you and figures a free upgrade will do it

----------



Some folks say you can because there is a system to how the numbers are given out. but that assumes that remanufactured iPads (cause they aren't refurbs in a traditional sense) aren't given new serials
I think they are given new serials because when you try to check the warranty coverage status of an ipad you've had replaced on the Apple website, it will show that it is a replaced device.
Samtb is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 19, 2013, 09:17 AM   #55
Brian Y
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by charlituna View Post
If you bought it within two weeks before the iPad 4 was announced.

----------



That's not entirely true. They can do it, when corporate says its okay. What they can't do is do it just cause they want to. Because say you are really hot with big tits and the genius wants to hook up with you and figures a free upgrade will do it

----------



Some folks say you can because there is a system to how the numbers are given out. but that assumes that remanufactured iPads (cause they aren't refurbs in a traditional sense) aren't given new serials
Quote:
Originally Posted by Samtb View Post
I think they are given new serials because when you try to check the warranty coverage status of an ipad you've had replaced on the Apple website, it will show that it is a replaced device.
You can confirm that one is refurbished - sometimes. The first few digits of the serial number relate to the factory line it was built in. This is how they tell - some factory lines only build new, some only build refurbs, some build both. For example:

5K/QR (iPhone 4) - Refurbs only.
88 (iPhone 4) - New only.
C7 (iPhone 5) - Both new and refurbs.

So an iPhone 4 with serial 88********* is new, one with serial 5K******* or QR******* is a refurb, whilst an iPhone 5 with serial number C7******* could be either new or a refurb.
Brian Y is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 19, 2013, 09:28 AM   #56
Oui
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by iEvolution View Post
What is with the sense of entitlement some seem to have around here? People expect Apple to just upgrade users to the latest version for free?
It's not just here. It's the world we live in.
Oui is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 19, 2013, 10:39 AM   #57
braddick
macrumors 68030
 
braddick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Encinitas, CA
Couple of thoughts:
The OP asks a question and then proceeds to answer his own question within subsequent (defensive) posts. His agenda is then in question.

Second, if I take my busted iPhone 2G will Apple replace it with an iP5 if the 2G is not available?
braddick is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 19, 2013, 11:24 AM   #58
djransom
macrumors 68040
 
djransom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chi-Town
Quote:
Originally Posted by braddick View Post
Couple of thoughts:
The OP asks a question and then proceeds to answer his own question within subsequent (defensive) posts. His agenda is then in question.

Second, if I take my busted iPhone 2G will Apple replace it with an iP5 if the 2G is not available?
Bingo!
__________________
Live and love life
djransom is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 19, 2013, 12:47 PM   #59
ggibson913
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
I don't find it hard to believe that if an Apple Store doesn't have a 64GB Verizon iPad in stock they would give you a new one. Normally they replace it with the same model, color and everything. I have always gotten the same model when exchanging.
ggibson913 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 19, 2013, 01:01 PM   #60
Samtb
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian Y View Post
You can confirm that one is refurbished - sometimes. The first few digits of the serial number relate to the factory line it was built in. This is how they tell - some factory lines only build new, some only build refurbs, some build both. For example:

5K/QR (iPhone 4) - Refurbs only.
88 (iPhone 4) - New only.
C7 (iPhone 5) - Both new and refurbs.

So an iPhone 4 with serial 88********* is new, one with serial 5K******* or QR******* is a refurb, whilst an iPhone 5 with serial number C7******* could be either new or a refurb.
But with ipad 4s, I think the vast majority of serial numbers start with DM.
Samtb is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Mar 22, 2013, 05:07 AM   #61
iPadPublisher
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by cbflip2000 View Post
I also got a 4th gen after swapping a 3rd gen. They didn't have any 3rd gen in stock so i gave my 3rd gen and 30 pin cable and they gave me a 4th gen with a lightning cable. They will only do this if there is no 3rd gen of your particular model in stock. Mine was Verizon 64GB white.
They did the same for my brother in Idaho last week. And no, he wasn't feeling "entitled" -- the thought never even crossed his mind, actually. He was shocked and awed.
iPadPublisher is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All iPads: Apple needs to step up the functionality of the iPad so it can replace the MacBook Aluminum213 iPad 13 Nov 7, 2013 04:37 PM
Will Apple Replace my iPad 3 for a home button issue if... aheying7 iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 17 Jun 21, 2013 06:55 PM
All iPads: Will Apple replace my iPad? cnguyen0320 iPad 8 Feb 18, 2013 10:52 AM
iPad: Will Apple replace this iPad? ck270 iPad 10 Jan 14, 2013 01:23 PM
Broken new ipad, will apple replace it? brun019822 iPad 4 Jun 6, 2012 12:30 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:05 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC