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


LanEvo

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Sep 5, 2010
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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)
 

throAU

macrumors 603
Feb 13, 2012
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Perth, Western Australia
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
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
 

PPFee

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Feb 27, 2011
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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
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
 

MacBlackBook22

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Jul 1, 2007
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Canada
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
 

ansalmo

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May 23, 2005
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I'm not sure where there are 53 weeks in a year, but i find that weird.
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?
 

stevey6404

macrumors member
Oct 7, 2010
36
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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!
 

vincenz

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Oct 20, 2008
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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.