Post Your Week of Manufacture and Pre-installed OS Version

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thelatinist, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. thelatinist macrumors 603

    thelatinist

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    I've seen a lot of people looking for a way to find out whether a new iPhone 3G/3GS they're about to purchase will have 3.0 or 3.1 installed out of the box. To help them out, I'd like to gather information from people who've recently purchased iPhones about when their phones were manufactured and what OS came preinstalled on them.

    If you look at your iPhone serial number, you can easily find out the year and week of manufacture. The third character will be the year of manufacture and the fourth and fifth will be the week of manufacture. So my serial number

    88930XXX#XX

    corresponds to a manufacture date in week 30 of 2009 (for those interested, week 30 this year encompassed the dates July 13 through July 19.

    So, please post the following for your iPhone:

    Model: 3G/3GS
    Week of manufacture: 01-52
    OS preinstalled: 3.0 or 3.01

    I will start:

    Model: 3GS
    Week of manufacture: 30
    OS preinstalled: 3.0

    (Note: I will update this post with a table showing OS by week for each device)

    3GS:


    Week 29 - 3.0
    Week 30 - 3.0
    Week 31 -
    Week 32 -
    Week 33 -
    Week 34 -
    Week 35 -
    Week 36 - 3.0.1
    Week 37 - 3.0.1
    Week 38 -
    Week 39 - ? / 3.0.1 (Germany)
    Week 40 - 3.1
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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  3. thelatinist thread starter macrumors 603

    thelatinist

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    I thought I explained it above. Some people (particularly those who need to use their phones on other carriers) need to know whether the phone will have the new OS (which is not unlockable).
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I'm guessing at this point that the majority of phones being sold have the 3.1 on it.
     
  5. Clete2 macrumors 65816

    Clete2

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    Purchased June 29th.

    926 is my code.. so week 26?

    The week before purchase.

    Edit: Bah, sorry. Guess mine is irrelevant to your request since it obviously came with 3.0 and was bought a while back.
     
  6. Bostonaholic macrumors 6502

    Bostonaholic

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    Model: 3GS
    Week of manufacture: 29
    OS preinstalled: 3.0
     
  7. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Model: 3GS
    Week of manufacture: 37
    OS preinstalled: 3.0.1

    It's a refurb (5K serial) fwiw
     
  8. Slip Jigs macrumors 6502a

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    Week 37, 3.0 (or.0.1, I didn't check before updating)
     
  9. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

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    Model: 3GS/32GB
    Week: 936
    OS: 3.0.1

    I actually just purchased mine on October 3rd.
     
  10. thelatinist thread starter macrumors 603

    thelatinist

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    It really depends on where you buy them and how quickly they go through stock. Some places are selling phones manufactured back in July or early August which definitely have 3.0 on them.
     
  11. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    Well, here it goes. Purchased on launch date in The Netherlands.

     
  12. mcdj macrumors 604

    mcdj

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    Well if you buy your phone at an Apple store, the odds of you getting a 3.0 are likely slim, and even if they had old stock, you get what they bring you from the stock room. It's not like they let you pick through a pile of boxes.

    :confused:
     
  13. gibbynd macrumors member

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    I bought a new 3Gs to replace my 3g this past Thursday, 10/1. My build says 937, but mine was preinstalled with 3.1
     
  14. TheCheapGeek macrumors 6502

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  16. j.dstasio macrumors 6502

    j.dstasio

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    I doubt you need mine for your database as it's one of the older ones, but here you go:

    Model: 3GS/16GB
    Week: 21
    OS: 3.0
     

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