Unofficial 3G "Cracked Housing" - Model & Week # Tracking thread

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Damon Hill, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Damon Hill macrumors regular

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    I know we have a couple of "cracked housing" threads already, but not with the information we need to see if there is a pattern between Model/Week numbers and if there are cracks.


    NOTE: Please, only those who have 3G iPhones should should post in this thread.

    If you do post, post ONLY your Week Number and Model Number and if you have cracks or not. If you do have cracks, please post up the location and number of cracks. Pictures allowed.


    You can find the Week Number and Model number by going to Settings/General/About. The week number will be the 4th and 5th number in the Serial number.

    Example:
    Serial#: 86827Pxxxxx
    Week= 27

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    I will start. Please us the format below:


    Week#: 27
    Model#: MB705LL
    Crack(s): Yes
    Location/number: 1 crack between headphone jack and chrome bezel

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Info so far (up to post #16)

    Cracks
    Week 27/MB705LL
    Week 27/MB632C
    Week 27/MB499LL
    Week 28/ ?
    Week 29/MB705LL


    No Cracks
    Week 27/MB705LL
    Week 27/MB705LL
    Week 28/MB499LL
    Week 28/MB048LL
    Week 28/MB499LL
    Week 28/MB499LL
    Week 28/MB048LL
    Week 28/MB048LL
    Week 30/MB499LL
    Week 30/MB499LL
     
  2. nickspohn macrumors 68040

    nickspohn

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    1) I doubt there is a pattern.
    2) http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=525177

    Use the thread that's 15 pages long, and has been featured on front page blogs (like engadget) if you want ti find more info about this. Creating another thread like this just creates confusion.


    And how is this official? :rolleyes:
     
  3. Damon Hill thread starter macrumors regular

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    Obviously you cant read, and the purpose is to see IF there IS a pattern.

    But, since YOU doubt that there's a pattern, then I guess we can all go home and not worry.
     
  4. nickspohn macrumors 68040

    nickspohn

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    Because determining what week the phone is made is going to prove that they crack? They could of been made in different facilities in those weeks. It could just be stress cracks already. Just because lets say a week 27 iPhone has a crack on its back won't mean all week 27's will have a crack on their back today, tomorrow, or ever.

    That's why i linked to that other thread. That thread is already established and posted in, why do you need another one that just includes the week and model number in the post? Not to mention, most people mentioned it already in the other thread.
     
  5. Damon Hill thread starter macrumors regular

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    1) People in that thread are requesting that we provide week/model # info. Obviously there is a reason for that.

    2) Some with & without cracks aren't or haven't yet posted the info that's been requested.

    3) Most of the week/model# info is scattered throughout the 15 pages.

    4) The thread is filled with 1st gen iPhone owners spouting the superiority of the aluminum backing on their phone and filing the thread with nonsense.

    The purpose of this thread is to put the pertinent, requested, information into one thread, without it being scattered around, and without alot of nonsense filling up the thread. Too bad we failed on that last part already.
     
  6. wronski macrumors 6502

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    Nice one on one battle going on here. Where's my popcorn?
     
  7. freediverdude macrumors 6502a

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    Get your hot buttered popcorn here!! Special combo deal today only! Hot buttered popcorn + your choice draft beer = $5 !!!! Get em before the flames start!! Don't miss a single post!! Get your hot buttered popcorn here!! *walks around the crowd*
     
  8. xolan99 macrumors regular

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    Week #29
    Model: MB705LL
    Cracks: Bottom left hand corner (5)
    Cracks next to silence/ringer (3)
    Crack next to earphone piece
     
  9. Sobe macrumors 68000

    Sobe

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    Step 1: Buy iPhone
    Step 2: Use iPhone
    Step 3: Return if something is wrong with it.
    Step 4: Go to Step 2 until you are happy.
    Step 5: Make a thread with model and week numbers so people can to go the store and say "Does this model have a week 26 shift key?"
     
  10. dmel75 macrumors newbie

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    I'll help rather than bicker.

    Week#: 30
    Model#: MB499LL
    Crack(s): Not yet!
     
  11. Evev12 macrumors regular

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    There very well might be a pattern, I think the OP has the right idea - I wanted to post this myself.

    I'm with Damon except my phone's 2 weeks older:

    Week: 28
    Model: MB499LL
    Cracks: None
     
  12. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    Black 16GB
    Week#: 28
    Model#: MB048LL
    Crack(s): None yet...
     
  13. cantankerously macrumors regular

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    week 27
    mb705LL

    No cracks, white 16GB release day iPhone.
     
  14. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020

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  15. xgman macrumors 601

    xgman

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    7/11/08 from Apple Store
    Model MB048LL Black 16GB
    week 28

    No Visable cracks (yet) to the naked eye, on careful inspection under bright daylight. using various covers.
     
  16. blueflame macrumors 6502a

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    week 30
    model mb499ll
    cracks: none so far, although I just returned one that had them. sorry, I dont know the model number but it was week 28
     
  17. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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  18. tkidBOSTON macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, I'll play!
    My Black 16GB phone says:

    Week#: 28
    Model#: MB048LL
    Crack(s): No
    Location/number: n/a
     
  19. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

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    White 16gb
    Week#: 27
    Model#: MB632C
    Crack(s): Yes Various cracks and stress marks
    Split where headphone jack is closest to chrome edging.
     
  20. dho81 macrumors newbie

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    #20
    Week#: 27
    Model#: MB499LL
    Crack(s): Yes
    Location/number: 1 crack between headphone jack and chrome bezel
     
  21. dmel75 macrumors newbie

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    bump to keep this important Poll alive!!!!

    Keep 'em coming! Maybe Apple can use this information.


    ROFL!
     
  22. ipodtouchy333 macrumors 65816

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    Bought on 7/11: White 16GB

    Week#: 28
    Model#: MB499LL
    Cracks: NO...perfect!
     
  23. Yaara macrumors newbie

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  24. crazyitalian198 macrumors regular

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    Week 28
    Model: MB048LL
    Crack: None. Hope it stays that way!
     
  25. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    Week #: 28
    Model #: MB048LL
    Cracks: None


    16GB Black
     

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