Decoding the Serial Number

flipninja

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Aug 3, 2011
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So I used the website people post up to decode the serial number. Is there benefits from knowing the place it was manufactured and the week it was made? Mines was made at Foxconn during week 1. Is there pros and cons to it? or is it just information for the owner?

Also, Is it safe to be inputting the serial numbers in the decoders?
 
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Q Bert

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Mar 7, 2011
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It might be useful someday just in case Apple issues a recall for a known issue. For example, a recall for iPads manufactured on Week 2, January 2012 for defective screens. Knowing which week, you'll know instantly if your unit is amongst affected with the recall
 

dromeas

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Mar 15, 2012
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It might be useful someday just in case Apple issues a recall for a known issue. For example, a recall for iPads manufactured on Week 2, January 2012 for defective screens. Knowing which week, you'll know instantly if your unit is amongst affected with the recall
http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

Serial number: XXXXXXXXXXXX
Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
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: DL (China - Foxconn)
 
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GarryBacon

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Jul 28, 2009
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Serial number: XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 3 (January)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: White
Capacity: 32GB
Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)
 

flexpinoy

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Oct 14, 2010
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Serial number: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 10 (March)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: White
Capacity: 32GB
Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)

Screen has no light leak but has a very slight yellow tint to it.
 
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Magnum Opus

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Apr 28, 2011
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Let's hope the QA was good in the first week of production :eek:


Serial number: xxxxxxxxxxxx
Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 1 (January)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 64GB
Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)
 

Hello...

macrumors 6502a
Oct 10, 2011
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Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi
Generation:*
ModelCode:*
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 6 (February)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Colour: White
Capacity: 16GB
Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)
External link: Portatronix sells parts for this iPad*
 

Built

macrumors 68020
Oct 3, 2007
2,106
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Los Angeles
Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi-3G
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 9 (March)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 64GB
Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)


...Beautiful screen. No issues.
 

Philthy84

macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2010
108
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Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi-GSM
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 8 (February)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 32GB
Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)

No issues to me at least.
 

chukronos

macrumors 6502
Oct 20, 2004
451
180
Colleyville, TX
Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 5 (February)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 16GB
Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)

My screen is definitely a warmer color temp. Based on reviews and the commonality of it on here, I am thinking they were born this way. :)