iPod being sent from Hong Kong?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by bigm978, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. bigm978 macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    Thursday night i ordered a refurbished 2nd gen touch ,and it was just shipped this morning from Hong Kong. Does this sound right? last time i ordered from apple it came from california through UPS, but this time its FedEx. Anyone know if apple ships from china or not?
  2. tadad1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2008
    I have seen posts of Touchs being received with serial numbers that indicate that they were only manufactured 4 days prior to delivery so it may be hot of the press and coming straight from the factory warehouse.
  3. waiting macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2007
    mine, too

    The 32GB refurb that I ordered this week was shipped via FedEx from Hong Kong, also. Like you, my previous order (a refurbed 8GB 3g Nano) was shipped from California, although I don't recall the carrier.

    How do you read the serial number to determine the date of manufacture?
  4. OriginalFormula macrumors regular

    Apr 14, 2009
    The iPods are manufactured in China, so it's entirely possible they ship directly.
  5. tadad1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2008
    Apparently the 3rd digit indicates the year and the 4th and 5th digits the week of manufacture, so 939 would be the 39th week of 2009.
  6. TraceyS/FL macrumors 601

    Jan 11, 2007
    North Central Florida
    My 4 refurb iPod family items have shipped as follows:

    Nov 10, 2008, ordered 3g Nano's from the refurb store:

    pink: china
    blue: california
    black: california

    July 2009, 2g 8gb Touch: Kentucky

    I figure that the pink one was "new", the other 2 might have still been new, and that my Touch was a refurb.

    Most people i know that have order iPod's have them ship from China.
  7. kwajkat macrumors regular


    Aug 17, 2009
    When I ordered the 3rd gen itouch on 9 Sep it shipped from Kunshan China to Shanghai to Anchorage then Memphis before coming to Seattle. So I am guessing that they are all coming direct from China if you go through the Apple online store.
  8. waiting macrumors member

    Aug 29, 2007
    Ah, thank you. I'll have to look at mine when it arrives.
  9. massalo macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2009
    Central Florida
    When I order my MBP with the free touch both shipped from China.
  10. spillproof macrumors 68020


    Jun 4, 2009
    Most products are "made-to-order" in a sense and ship right from the factory.
  11. Spag macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2008
    My 64 GB touch is still on the way!

    Kunshan, CN --> Shanghai, CN --> Anchorage, AK --> Newark, NJ --> etc...

    It is taking quite a while to get here, I ordered it on the 14th...

    (I am not very patient if you can tell)
  12. elpmas macrumors 68000


    Sep 9, 2009
    Where the fresh snow don't go.
    Haha. Patience is a virtue! :p
  13. jzuena macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2007
    Lexington, MA, USA
    Based on your name, I assume you or someone you know have spent time on Kwajalein Island... Just imagine if it had to go from China to Anchorage to Memphis to Kwaj!
  14. kwajkat macrumors regular


    Aug 17, 2009
    Yup was there:D in mid 80s. Since you recognized it I am assuming you were there as well. And yes I am glad it didn't take this route to get there. Although it probably would have gone to Hono from China. Anyway it arrived the day after it left Memphis. Been having fun with it ever since.

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