iPad mini Recently purchased ipad mini with Retina Display

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  1. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    So I purchased an ipad mini with Retina display 128 GB for my wife today and I checked using this site http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html

    And apparently it says that the ipad mini was produced in November.


    Nice Name: iPad mini Retina (2nd Gen - Cellular)
    Family name:
    Group1: iPadMini
    Group2: WiFi-Cellular
    Generation: 2
    CPU speed: 1.3GHz
    Screen size: 7.9 inch
    Screen resolution: 2046x1536 pixels
    Colour: Silver
    Production year: 2013
    Production week: 47 (November)
    Model introduced: 2013
    Capacity: 128GB
    Memory - flavour: xx
    Factory: DL (China - Foxconn)

    Should I be concerned about this? Being that it's been sitting on the shelf at the Apple store for this long? The battery itself was at 70%.
     
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    No need to worry as the technology in batteries today is more advanced and can be stored for extended period of time with no damage. Over time a charged battery will gradually discharge without decreasing the life of the battery. Where you can encounter a problem is fully charging a battery and storing it in a hot environment.

    You also get a 1 year warranty from Apple so no worries.
     
  3. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    But what if the bits are expired? :eek:
     
  4. Bacong macrumors 68020

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    heh, the one I bought in May was manufactured in May. neat
     
  5. Shadowbech thread starter macrumors 68040

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    When I bought mine in February (128 GB model), The production week was 4 (January) so that I understand.

    The one I bought for my wife yesterday has been sitting on the shelf for too long (since November last year). I'm not complaining but sitting in the shelf at the Apple store for that long???

    Anyways, do you think it's a good idea to drain out the battery completely on first charge? Since it's been sitting in the shelf for about 9-10 month.
     
  6. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    No, unless you have OCD. By the time the battery fails or stops performing the way it should you will have seen the iPad Air 6. These batteries are a different breed, no need to worry. Use it, enjoy it.
     
  7. Meister Suspended

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    Looks like its beyond the expiration date.

    Give it back or you might get sick.
     
  8. Shadowbech thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Alright I guess I'll just have to use it normally. Thanks.
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Why would the date it was manufactured even matter as long as it is the device you wanted? The only time I worry about manufacturing dates is when there is a noticeable issue that often applies to first gen and first run products.
     
  10. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Completely different business, but sometimes we order products from the manufacturer and the build date in them is months ago. It might have sat on the shelf, but not necessarily the retail stores shelves.

    I don't think it's a big deal.
     

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