Received my iPhone 4 on December 20, 2010 - manufactured in week 14?!

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  1. javisan macrumors regular

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    Hi, I just received my iPhone 4 from AT&T (bought through AT&T Corporate) and per the serial number, it is a week 14 iPhone 4.

    Isn't this very strange that in December 2010 I receive a week 14 (april 2010) iPhone 4 when there were shortages and everybody now is receiving iPhones manufactured in week 45+ or 1-2 weeks before they receive them ???

    I'm at work, so I have not checked it out, so what should I look for in terms of making sure it does not have a defect.

    BTW, this is my first iphone.

    Thanks
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You're probably mistaken.
    What firmware version did it come preinstalled with?
     
  3. javisan, Dec 20, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2010

    javisan thread starter macrumors regular

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    I can't open it right now since I'm at work, but the serial number at the sticker on the back says:

    88014XXXXXX

    aabccdddeef

    aa = Factory and Machine ID
    b = Year
    cc = Production Week
    ddd = Unique Identifier
    ee = Color (A4=black)
    f = size (S=16GB, T=32GB)

    Maybe the sticker is wrong or something, but I find this quite odd.
     
  4. ulbador macrumors 68000

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    Something seems screwy. I have one of the launch day ones and it's:

    82025*******
     
  5. plinden macrumors 68040

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    What does the phone itself report as the serial number? Settings -> General -> About

    Like ulbador's, mine is a launch day iPhone and is week 25.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Same here.
    Launch day i4 with 86025****
     
  7. javisan, Dec 20, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2010

    javisan thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good to know. Maybe the formula above that I took from another thread is not always accurate.

    Anyways, when I get home, I will set it up and confirm the serial number listed under settings.

    I will update then.

    Thanks guys.
     
  8. Vancelot macrumors newbie

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