Big orange dot sticker on a Macbook box?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tadziak, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. tadziak macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2011
    I just recieved a rMBP replacement from Apple Care and I noticed that there is a big orange dot sticker on the outter box (the grey one). I was wondering what does that mean? Has anybody noticed simmilar thing?:)
  2. AppleMacFinder macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2009
    This could be either a good thing (rMBP Limited Orange Edition :)) or a bad thing (refurbished rMBP with LG screen :eek:)
  3. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2011
    Return it as soon as you can. Nothing good can come of this.
  4. tadziak thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2011
    It's actually a Samsung and looks okay so far...except for the keyboard backlit emitting buzzing sound ;) Fortunately I don't use the backlit function - I can blind-type ;)
  5. Queen6 macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2008
    Enjoying Better Things
    First thing comes to my mind is a QC point, no one wants to send a second defective machine to a customer.
  6. tadziak thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2011
    Here is a picture - I just find it interesting. I have seen already 10 or more rMBP boxes and none of those had it!

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  7. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    "So - why do you want to return your MacBook"

    "Well, I don't like having a sticker on the box".

    Get real. The fact that the sticker is signed suggests it's a QC thing.
  8. Jibbajabba macrumors 65816

    Aug 13, 2011
    Based on the engineering going into the packaging, that is probably a valid reason lol - having said that - that sticker is not even on the box itself but the delivery box - so who knows what that means :)
  9. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    It's the uber rare Orange Dot edition. Need to post it in the Marketplace at twice it's original cost!

    Some people fret over the strangest things....:cool:
  10. jas07 macrumors regular


    Oct 13, 2011
    Could be a courier sticker (presuming it was delivered and not collected), that or QC as others have said.

    Its the new "Ive passed the QC Check for IR" sticker :)
  11. j.dstasio macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2009
    South Jersey
    Probably nothing to worry about. It likely has something to do with the QC process or stock levels/ rotation.
  12. tadziak thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2011
    I don't mind - I just found that an interesting fact that is worth mentioning on the forum. Who knows, maybe that's how rMBP with Samsungs are now marked?:)
  13. Mdwall macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2012
    So that's why there are no refurbs on the store!
  14. Queen6 macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2008
    Enjoying Better Things
    This what i think, it just to ensure that the customer is getting what they want and due to volume Apple just random check order versus content, nothing more nothing less as this is a common practise.
  15. vpro macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2012
    Yes refurbs.

    I have subscribed to an online updating service which informs me on the second, all the refurbs that appear in the Apple online store the second they are available. People are quick to pick them up as there are only 1 of each refurb that show up once every other day it seems. Colored dots on boxes don't give any information about anything to do with the item inside, only the box and where it came from - where it is going and who carries it. All the information about the contents resides in the barcoded stickers on the sides of the box.

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