Decoding the Serial Number

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  1. flipninja, Mar 17, 2012
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    So I used the website people post up to decode the serial number. Is there benefits from knowing the place it was manufactured and the week it was made? Mines was made at Foxconn during week 1. Is there pros and cons to it? or is it just information for the owner?

    Also, Is it safe to be inputting the serial numbers in the decoders?
     
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    It might be useful someday just in case Apple issues a recall for a known issue. For example, a recall for iPads manufactured on Week 2, January 2012 for defective screens. Knowing which week, you'll know instantly if your unit is amongst affected with the recall
     
  3. dromeas, Mar 17, 2012
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    http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

    Serial number: XXXXXXXXXXXX
    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi
    Generation: 3
    ModelCode:
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 3 (January)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 16GB
    Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)
     
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    Serial number: XXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi
    Generation: 3
    ModelCode:
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 3 (January)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: White
    Capacity: 32GB
    Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)
     
  5. flexpinoy, Mar 17, 2012
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    Serial number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi
    Generation: 3
    ModelCode:
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 10 (March)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: White
    Capacity: 32GB
    Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)

    Screen has no light leak but has a very slight yellow tint to it.
     
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    Let's hope the QA was good in the first week of production :eek:


    Serial number: xxxxxxxxxxxx
    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi
    Generation: 3
    ModelCode:
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 1 (January)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 64GB
    Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)
     
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    Hello...

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    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi
    Generation:*
    ModelCode:*
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 6 (February)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Colour: White
    Capacity: 16GB
    Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)
    External link: Portatronix sells parts for this iPad*
     
  8. macrumors 68020

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    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi-3G
    Generation: 3
    ModelCode:
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 9 (March)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 64GB
    Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)


    ...Beautiful screen. No issues.
     
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    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi-GSM
    Generation: 3
    ModelCode:
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 8 (February)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 32GB
    Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)

    No issues to me at least.
     
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    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi
    Generation: 3
    ModelCode:
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 5 (February)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 16GB
    Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)

    My screen is definitely a warmer color temp. Based on reviews and the commonality of it on here, I am thinking they were born this way. :)
     

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