How to determine iPad's build date?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by TheWheelMan, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

    TheWheelMan

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    I just received the iPad 3 I bought through an Amazon 3rd party. While I have no intentions of going through the iPad carousel of returns I'm as cursed as some of you seem to have been with very bad luck with faulty devices. I am curious enough to check the build date to see if I have an older or newer one, since I didn't get it right from Apple directly.

    How do I determine the build date? Is it on the box somewhere?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TheWheelMan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for such a quick response. Mine has a production date of March 9th, so not so bad age-wise.
     
  3. TailsToo macrumors member

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    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi-4G
    Generation: 3
    Machine Model: iPad3,2
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 5 (February)
    introduced test: GOED
    CPU speed: 1.0GHz
    Family name: A1430
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 64GB
     
  4. Mystro, Sep 22, 2015
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    Mystro macrumors 6502

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    Wow, my IPad Air 2 128gb wifi was made in Aug 2015. No wonder it has that fresh new smell.
    The IPad Air 2 64gb wifi I purchased the same time for my wife was made in Sept 2015.
    Purchased at Best Buy State College Pennsylvania yesterday. It's a college town (Penn State) so they would go through a lot of iPads with the University traffic.


     
  5. interfreak macrumors regular

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    You just raised a 3 and a half year old thread from the dead lol!
     
  6. Mivo macrumors regular

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    Still good info, especially with people just having pounced that Staples deal. :)
     
  7. jpgr15, Sep 28, 2015
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    jpgr15 macrumors 6502a

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    Very good info. I'm one of those that jumped on the Staples deal and was worried it had sat in some warehouse for the past year. Built in July of this year. Boo yah!
     
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  9. BMox macrumors 6502

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    What do we think a refurbished iPad Air 2's build date might be?
     
  10. BMox macrumors 6502

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    Just tried to enter my new iPad Air 2's serial number and it didn't give me any info....

    Any ideas why that might be?
     
  11. Jodiuh macrumors regular

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    Doesn't work for me either. iPad Pro 9.7".

    It came with 10.3.1 installed, which I found odd.
     

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