Resolved Date Of Manufacture

Macman45

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I just used chipmunk to check out the date of actual manufacture of my new iPad...If this info is correct, then I must have one of the newest 3RD generation iPads around...Makes no real difference, I was wondering just how accurate that site is...Seriously, made in Feb. and delivered to me on the 16th March?
Serial number:
Name: iPad 3
Model Number: A1416
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi
Generation: 3
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 6 (February)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 64GB
Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)
 
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LanEvo

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Repost, but I'll take it...

Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi
Generation: 3
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: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)
 

Macman45

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Repost, but I'll take it...

Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi
Generation: 3
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: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)

Looks like we got pretty new ones if that site is reliable...Got my doubts though...Less than 3 weeks?
 

PPFee

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Looks like we got pretty new ones if that site is reliable...Got my doubts though...Less than 3 weeks?
I could obviously be totally of on this, so don't bet on the idea but i believe that makes sense. It seems reasonable that on a production ramp or whatever you want to call it, lets say a 12 week period before shipment (random number) that there would be far greater units produced in week 12 than in most other weeks. I think this is likely why most are found to be from production weeks closer to release date.
 

Macman45

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I could obviously be totally of on this, so don't bet on the idea but i believe that makes sense. It seems reasonable that on a production ramp or whatever you want to call it, lets say a 12 week period before shipment (random number) that there would be far greater units produced in week 12 than in most other weeks. I think this is likely why most are found to be from production weeks closer to release date.
I guess that does make sense...Ramp up production the closer to realise date.
 

PPFee

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I guess that does make sense...Ramp up production the closer to realise date.
Right, and if its anything like going to press or printing anything for a business customer, in the early phases you are running all the machines at their slowest setting so you can watch every thing be done and spot check all phases of production, as you have checked everything you slowly start increasing speed and output. Again just a guess, but i have to believe this applies to at least a degree.
edit- also i think the yellow tint from glue that hadn't even had a chance to dry yet shows how much are being produced in the later stages
 
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Macman45

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Right, and if its anything like going to press or printing anything for a business customer, in the early phases you are running all the machines at their slowest setting so you can watch every thing be done and spot check all phases of production, as you have checked everything you slowly start increasing speed and output. Again just a guess, but i have to believe this applies to at least a degree.
Yep, guess I'd be lousy at managing Foxconn...:) I have no faults to report on my "Whizzed Through Production" newbie though..