Is it weird that my iPad 3 was built in 2011?

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  1. jonnydowe macrumors member

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    Production year: 2011
    Production week: 53 (January)
    Memory - number of slots: Please tell us how many memory (RAM) slots this machine has.
    Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)

    I haven't seen anyone else in 2011. I just did the serial number checker

    http://www.chipmunk.nl/cgi-fast/applemodel.cgi
     
  2. WhoAmI2 macrumors member

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    Do you think they produced 3 million plus iPads in 2 months?
     
  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Obviously not...I haven't che led mine, but wouldn't be surprised if my build date was 2011. It works, it's fine end of story really.
     
  4. LanEvo macrumors 6502

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    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi
    Generation: 3
    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: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)
     
  5. throAU macrumors 601

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    I'm not sure where there are 53 weeks in a year, but i find that weird.

    Perhaps they mean christmas break, 2011-2012? Or it started production in 2011 and finished in January 2012?

    Or maybe they just work the little foxconn guys 53 weeks per year? :D
     
  6. PPFee macrumors 6502

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    not at all, it is weird that they call week 53 January when its december, and if its some cultural difference and week 53 is January, then it should be week 1 2012, how is it both January and 2011
     
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  8. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    :) sitting in a wharehouse waiting for despatch...No big deal...if it works you are good to go.
     
  9. MacBlackBook22 macrumors 6502

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    Very cool info, mine was made in Feb it seems...:)


    Name: iPad 3
    Group1: iPad
    Group2: WiFi-3G
    Generation: 3
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 7 (February)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 64GB
    Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)
    External link: Portatronix sells parts for this iPad
     
  10. ansalmo macrumors regular

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    Maybe it was made on the "spare day"? There are 365 days in a year, but 52 weeks x 7 days = 364 days, so that leaves a spare day that Apple maybe refer to as week 53?
     
  11. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Something to do with the production weeks system..Think Differnt!:)
     
  12. judgejohn82 macrumors member

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  13. stevey6404 macrumors member

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    Serial number: DLXXXXX
    Name: iPad 3
    Model Number: MC076
    Group1: iPad
    Group2:
    Generation: 3
    Model introduced: 2012
    Production year: 2011
    Production week: 53 (January)
    introduced test: GOED
    Screen size: 9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
    Colour: Black
    Capacity: 32GB
    Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)

    my one is 53rd week as well..I've seen around 2-3 other people on this forum with our week's build? can't be bad could it? My one seems to be fine but maybe cause I'm not hardcore picky!
     
  14. Markdek macrumors member

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    That's weird, my iPad 2 was built in March, 2012.......lol
     
  15. marc55 macrumors 6502a

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    Production year: 2012
    Production week: 3 (January)
     
  16. Haziza macrumors member

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  17. vincenz macrumors 601

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    It's probably just the way the factory labels it. The "53rd" week in a year is the first week of the next, no? Says January anyway.
     

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