New iPad S/N doesn't use old date format


aypues

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Feb 25, 2012
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San Diego
Oh I found it finally on the actual invoice from Apple, not the tracking page from FedEx :)
DM factory. 2012, Week 9.
AT&T 32gb black.
 
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Joe23

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Sep 14, 2007
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Production year: 2012
Production week: 7 (February)
introduced test: GOED
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 32GB
Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)


This is not helping the wait. On the plus side, all pixels present and accounted for in my model.
 

andybno1

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Nov 6, 2007
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Liverpool, UK
Production year: 2012
Production week: 5 (February)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 16GB
Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)
 

thatoneguy82

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Jul 23, 2008
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These week numbers are quite interesting. I wonder if they have to do with the time they were placed or if they are just completely random. I originally ordered one right after the keynote but cancelled that ordered another one around 11pm that same day and I got a Week 9. I ordered my brother on my account about 2 hours before my second order and his is Week 8.

The ones who have early Week numbers, did you order it right after the keynote? Conversely, the ones who have late Week numbers, did you order it a couple hours after?
 

aypues

macrumors regular
Feb 25, 2012
153
14
San Diego
These week numbers are quite interesting. I wonder if they have to do with the time they were placed or if they are just completely random. I originally ordered one right after the keynote but cancelled that ordered another one around 11pm that same day and I got a Week 9. I ordered my brother on my account about 2 hours before my second order and his is Week 8.

The ones who have early Week numbers, did you order it right after the keynote? Conversely, the ones who have late Week numbers, did you order it a couple hours after?
yes, I ordered mine at about 11:30pm the night of the keynote and I got a week 9.
 

troop231

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Jan 20, 2010
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I ordered when the webpage went up and got a Week 9, so it has nothing to do with when you ordered. Most likely there are pallet fulls of iPads that were produced in different weeks. The earlier week models are probably on the bottom of the pallet. :)
 

Nuts4Apple

macrumors member
Mar 11, 2012
38
1
Production year: 2012
Production week: 6 (February)
Factory: DN (China, Chengdu - Foxconn)
White 64GB Wi-Fi
 

fullmanfullninj

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Dec 30, 2009
232
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Looks like I have a very old iPad3 last years model!!?? Anybody with an earlier build that mine?

32 GB White WiFi

Production year: 2011
Production week: 53 (January)
Factory: China - Foxconn
LOL holy crap your must have been one of the first ones off the production line.


16gb white WiFi
Year:2012
Production Week: 2 (January)
Foxconn
Ooh, our iPads are similar lol. Mine is 2012, week 3 :/ Feels a bit old compared to all the week 8, 9, and 10 iPads! ):
 

melterx12

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Jun 22, 2010
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Does anyone elses iPad 3 SN start with DQ? The site says that it is a serial number for refurbished ipad.. what is going on here?? :confused::confused::confused:
 

rebelw/acause

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Mar 27, 2011
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Oh good, the site is back up. Here is my info:


Serial number: DMPHXXXXXXXX
Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2: WiFi-GSM
Generation: 3
ModelCode:
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 8 (February)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: White
Capacity: 64GB
Factory: DM (China - Foxconn)
 

russell2

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Jun 25, 2011
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Name: iPad 3
Group1: iPad
Group2:
Generation: 3
Model introduced: 2012
Production year: 2012
Production week: 5 (February)
introduced test: GOED
Screen size: 9 inch
Screen resolution: 2048x1536 pixels
Colour: Black
Capacity: 16GB

Could my glue still be drying?