Resolved Date Of Manufacture

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  1. Macman45, Mar 21, 2012
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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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    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)
     
  3. Macman45 thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Looks like we got pretty new ones if that site is reliable...Got my doubts though...Less than 3 weeks?
     
  4. PPFee macrumors 6502

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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.
     
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    I guess that does make sense...Ramp up production the closer to realise date.
     
  6. Archer1440 macrumors 6502

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    Based on serial number decode, mine was made week 10- right after I preordered.
     
  7. PPFee, Mar 21, 2012
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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.
    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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    Yep, guess I'd be lousy at managing Foxconn...:) I have no faults to report on my "Whizzed Through Production" newbie though..
     
  9. PPFee macrumors 6502

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    haha, good glad its a good unit. also, just fyi, check this thread its filled with production date info, and probably why you aren't getting many replies
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1344854&goto=newpost
     
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