Buying the new iPad from John Lewis in the UK

Discussion in 'iPad' started by r-sparks, May 4, 2012.

  1. r-sparks macrumors 6502

    r-sparks

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    Bought a new iPad from John Lewis? What's the screen quality been like?

    What serial number prefix are you getting? DY? DM?
     
  2. pward macrumors member

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    I have had two from them; the first had a noticeably uneven screen with a yellow tint on one half. I returned the first unit. The second one I have kept; the screen is much more even.

    Serial number prefix is DL.
     
  3. r-sparks thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When did you buy and replace?
     
  4. toonarmymad macrumors newbie

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    I got minew from the MK branch of JL on the 16th march,all seems ok here
     
  5. bartz73 macrumors newbie

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    Got my 32gb WIFI + 4G from High Wycombe on 22/04

    No probs that i have noticed apart from Orange 3G can be touch slow on occassions.
     
  6. pward macrumors member

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    First unit was purchased on day one of availability - 16th March, replace with second unit on April 7th. Could I ask why the curiosity on dates?
     
  7. r-sparks thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry I should have explained. I'm trying to gauge the date of manufacture, and whether John Lewis merely bought in--say--5000 units back in March, or wether they've regularly been receiving fresh stock ever week or so.

    I ask because I'd like a unit manufactured recently, because I believe some hiccups in the manufacturing process have lead to a few duff screens (as you've encountered yourself).

    Anyway, this is all moot now because Apple has decided to dispatch my order after all -- an order placed about two weeks go now.
     
  8. dantay macrumors regular

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    I have had 4 16GB white wifi iPads from JL, first 3 had a variety of problems, dust, scratches, bleed, colour cast. The 4th is the best although not perfect. My 4th unit arrived Friday 27th April. All 4 units were DY and week 14.:apple:
     

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