Didn't want to resurrect a dead thread, but couldn't find anything relevant in any of the other threads so I am asking here. I am going to buy an iPod touch for Christmas, going away so it has to be bought within the coming week to take with me. I wont open it till the day though. I know where to look for the week number in the serial number from what I have read: #X#######, so what is a good week now. I don't want to accidentally get given (maybe on purpose by the store though) an older iPod touch model that has issues. Am I right in assuming week 37 and before is bad, week 38 onwards is good ? Week 40+ is best ? Thanks for any help/advice.