How to tell if 1.1.3 outta the box?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Johnny Backer, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. Johnny Backer macrumors newbie

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    I'm going to take my 1.1.2 outta the box that I've had to reset 3 times in the first week back to the store.

    How do I tell when I pick my replacement that the new one will be 1.1.3 and will have the app bundle with it? What should I look for on the box or in the S/N?

    I've had it for only 1 week now, and I tried to even purchase the app bundle but Apple's site wouldn't ever give me anything. I was told to take my one I purchased a week ago back to get one that does have the apps.

    Since I've had to reset it 3 times in the first week, I'm pretty much assuming that something else is wrong with it to.

    Can somebody please let me know what I need to look for at the store when I make the return/switch?

    Thank you.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    The 1.1.3's have a different model number, they end in /B rather than /A
     
  3. swiftman macrumors newbie

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    yes the model number will end with a "/b"

    however, that does not mean it is a new manufacture.

    i bought a "b" version from apple.com and it got a week 38. it was hella screwy.

    so i called them and they ended up sending me a week 5 2008... meaning it was manufactured just this past week.

    the third digit of the serial number indicates year of manufacture... and 8 would mean 2008

    and the 4th and 5th digits in the serial number indicate the week.

    so in example ... XB712XXTWXN --- would be a 2007 week 12 build

    so i would try to get the most recent "B" manufacture you can get by checking serials on the back of the box.
     
  4. Johnny Backer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What should I do if they only have /A models? I mean, I think the lockup problems are something wrong with my Touch so I would want a new one, but what then do I do as far as getting the apps?

    Will Apple make them available for free on their website or will they be available again for the $20?

    The app bundle is available for download for free (not from Apple) if I jailbreak, even if it's a 1.1.3 right?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  5. swiftman macrumors newbie

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    non app versions of the touch have been discounted $20

    as in all remaining "A" versions are $20 less than normal

    if you are paying either 399 of 299 at the apple store... it should be a b version with all the new apps.

    i doubt the apple stores still have many a versions left... if they have the macbook air in... they have the b version in as well

    or... you could just buy off apple.com. shipping is free and takes about 3 days. so you could just return yours to the store... and if they dont have what you are looking for... just place the order online.
     
  6. Johnny Backer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple won't get me my 16GB for $300 like I paid for at Target with adding a few discounts together. Target is holding their last iPod Touch for me until Monday, so I guess whatever it is, I'll be getting it.

    My main question now is, If it's a "/A" model, how and where do I get the apps? I've tried going to Apple's site and when you try to purchase the apps it sends you in a circle of pages that direct towards one another. Has that been fixed so even if my replacement from Target is without the apps on it that I can still get the apps on Apple's site finally?
     
  7. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    You get the apps through iTunes. When you connect your iPod to iTunes it gives you the option of buying the apps.
     
  8. Johnny Backer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    WHOOT!

    Thanks for the help in this thread. The replace is a /B. Thanks for the info it helped in getting the replacement as they didn't even know what the difference was between /A and /B

    If this one locks up though multiple times during the first week of having it like my /A did, I'm going to be pissed.
     
  9. davidy macrumors 6502

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    my model number is MA623LL no /A or /B
     

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