iPhone 6 Plus manufactering date

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  1. Cole Slaw macrumors 6502a

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    Hey All;

    Recently (November 24) I placed an order with Apple for an iPhone 6 Plus, 128 gb model.
    The good news: When I ordered it was showing an actual delivery date at the time of something like Dec. 31 to Jan 06.
    But that timeframe was shortened considerably to Dec 09, so I'm really happy about that.
    Here's the (potentially) not so good news; when I run the serial number through 2 different websites that show details about your iPhone I see a manufacturing date of the last week of Sept to first week of Oct.
    WTH?!
    How could I order a new phone at the end of November and get one made 2 months earlier?
    I purposely waited a couple of months to order to avoid early production models (thinking especially about reported problems with storage on early 128 models).
    Anyways, does it make sense to any of you that I would be receiving such an "old" phone new?
    Could it be a refurb, or? (although it did ship from China).
    Any ideas? Anyone else receive a new "old" phone?
    Should I be concerned (it is a major purchase, so I want it to be right).
    Any comments/ideas welcome.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Jazper macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure how the ordering works, but could be some old stock from someone maybe cancelling their order. Or possibly the place manufacturing them is smaller/slower.

    If it really bothers you just replace it
     
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  5. Cole Slaw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well what I decided to do is give the phone a chance when it comes in tomorrow.
    I believe I have 2 weeks to decide if I want to keep it or return it.
    My big concern is reports of issues with the 128 gb storage on the earlier iPhone 6 plus.
    However I've also read that this is not really an issue at all.
    So I'm going to set the phone up as new, then load it up to maybe a 100 gigs or so and use it a while.
    Any reboot issues and it'll go back.
    I have a friend with a 6 ( not 6 plus) from September and he reports having no issues, so we'll see.
     
  6. ssl0408, Dec 8, 2014
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    ssl0408 macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly, it would bother me. We're now in December so I would want a phone manufactured sometime in November. You're right there have been lots of problems with launch day 6+ so I doubt I would keep it. Hope it has no issues for you though. It took me three tries to get a defect-free phone (week 44).
     
  7. Cole Slaw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I just don't understand how you can order in late November and end up with a last week of September unit.
    I mean, with the super tight supply of the 6 plus (till now), you'd think a late September unit would have sold/shipped a long time ago.
    I ordered like 2 and a half months after debut for just that reason; to avoid the early units.
     
  8. ssl0408 macrumors 6502a

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    If you were trying to avoid early units then, yeah, I'd probably carry it to the store for an exchange
     
  9. Harry8 macrumors newbie

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    Hey exactly what happened to me. I ordered the 6 on 20th Nov. mine was week 39 October first week :(.
     
  10. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I don't understand the beef here. Apple are still churning these things out like they were in week one, so it makes no difference. Only if you wait a few more months will you get a more 'relaxed' build.
     
  11. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a

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    My 6+ was ordered on 11/15 delivered 12/5 build week is 48.
     
  12. Harry8 macrumors newbie

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    Is this week 48 December batch?

    Apple is very fragmented when it comes to production runs. It's just that I want an MLC iPhone not an TLC as I am spending a lot of money. Wish they'd not skimped on key parts.
     
  13. ssl0408 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a week 44 iPhone 6 , 64gb that has the MLC flash so they might have stopped using the TLC flash already.
    Edit: Never mind, you are looking for a 6+
     
  14. sunking101, Dec 9, 2014
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    sunking101 macrumors 603

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    How can you find out whether TLC or MLC?

    My phone stats are:

    Nice Name: iPhone 6 plus
    Family name:
    Group1: iPhone
    Group2: 6 plus
    Generation:
    CPU speed: 1.4GHz
    Screen size: 5.5 inch
    Screen resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
    Colour: Silver
    Production year: 2014
    Production week: 44 (November)
    Model introduced: 2014
    Capacity: 64GB
    Memory - flavour: xx
    Memory - maximum total: 1GB
    Factory: F2 (China, Zhengzhou - Foxconn)
     
  15. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah it's December, and I definitely agree it's not right.
     
  16. Harry8 macrumors newbie

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    Please go here http://www.pgyer.com/tlccheck

    Click install. And press Trust. Once loaded if your device says default bits per cell = 2 (it's MLC). If it says 3 then its TLC. And if you scroll down it says who's made it under Vendor name.

    Once checked. You can delete the app.
     
  17. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow so I just checked that app out and it says my week 48 December iPhone 6 plus 128gb is a TLC chip. Disappointed to say the least! #
     

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  18. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Damn, TLC here :-(
    I'm in my return period, should I send this phone back? Is TLC causing my screen freezes?
     
  19. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I may have the most recent:

    production week: 48
    Manufacture date: December 2014

    mine is MLC, but I also have a 16gb model, so I do not think it was affected by the TLC/MLC problem.
     
  20. ssl0408 macrumors 6502a

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    I think all the 128gb iPhones use TLC so you will probably get another one with TLC. There's a rumor about Apple changing to MLC for the 128gb but who knows when they will start doing that. Maybe someone else has more knowledge?
     
  21. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a

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    That's the same as mine but I still ended up with TLC. That being said I haven't had any issues with it at all. I'm just gonna use it and forget about it unless It becomes a problem.
     
  22. Harry8 macrumors newbie

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    Oh dear guys, TLC can cause problems in the future. Like your screen freezes it's probably the TLC chip.

    Try getting swapped at apple store and see what they say.
     
  23. ssl0408 macrumors 6502a

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    The 16gb uses MLC exclusively. It was just the 64gb and 128gb.
     
  24. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a

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    Oh ok got ya!
     
  25. Harry8 macrumors newbie

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    Sometimes TLC may not cause any problems so depends if you're a heavy user.

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    My friend has 128gb 6 plus with MLC. So it's hit and miss.
     

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