Week 38 = Good iPods?

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  1. BennyK macrumors 6502

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    Anyone with a week 38 iPod have a bad one? So far all reports are week 38's are good!!!
     
  2. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Looks like the screen issue has been resolved. Good news.

    It's pretty clear that Apple changed the pic on the retail box so that it's easier for distributers and stores to identify touches with bad screens vs the new ones with good screens.
     
  3. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Now just have to decide if I want a touch or an unlocked iphone.
     
  4. Alphroman macrumors newbie

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    That's interesting. Anyone else have a Touch from this week that can help with this? and I've been debating on buying one, but I've been unsure because of the problems. Is there a way you can tell which week it is from before you buy it? like on the box somewhere?
     
  5. Joedy macrumors member

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    Please tell us what has changed. What picture indentifies a "good screen" iPod touch?

    -joedy
     
  6. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Touches made from week 36 and 37 have Corinne Bailey Rae on the front, whilst the week 38 ipods have Macy Gray (although some are still using the Corinne box).
     
  7. spidey1703 macrumors member

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    It's looking promising alright. Fingers crossed. Apparently, Macy Gray is now on the box.
     
  8. Alphroman macrumors newbie

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    Is that the only way to tell is with the box art? Or is there like a number on the side of the box where you could see what week it was made in?
     
  9. clevin macrumors G3

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    the back of the box has SN on it. which is the definite way to check.
     
  10. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    The serial has '9C738', the last two digits representing the week it was made, in this case week 38.
     
  11. spidey1703 macrumors member

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    The serial numbers for the defective units began 9C737xxxx

    9C738xxxx should be good ones
     
  12. B.A. macrumors regular

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    Got mine today. 9C738 serial, Corinne Bailey Rae on the Box. No screen issues that I can see.
     
  13. 03sho macrumors 6502a

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    Is there anyway you can see with an online order?
     
  14. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Thanks for this info. Will keep a tabs on this thread for future ref.
     
  15. phatboy macrumors member

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    is it just me or is something not right here.
    week 38 is this week right??
    this week began on the 17th.
    If people in china were making iPods last week with defective screens and now this week they started making them properly, how have apple managed to ship the "38 week" iPods all over the country in 4 days??

    Does a "38 week" iPod mean it was esembled in week 38??

    If this isnt the case and the iPods where made more than a week ago, then Apple must have known that the iPods they were shipping where defective??

    Ive got a 16GB touch reserved for me at my local apple reseller (UK). I really hope when I go to pick it up tomorrow that its a "week 38" model.
     
  16. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Who? Sorry, I'm an 80's kid. Who are they and what do they look like?
     
  17. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Nope. You'll have to cross your fingers and hope it arrives without screen issues. ;)

    All of a sudden i'm excited about getting mine again now. Hurrah.
     
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    To mix it up even more, I have a week 37 and a macy gray box. 0.o
     
  20. clevin macrumors G3

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    Corinne Bailey Rae
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    vs. Macy Gray
    [​IMG]

    PS, this is a better pic of Macy, in fact, she looks much less attractive than this, but, she does have a beautiful and unique voice.
     
  21. jmpage2 macrumors 68030

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    I don't know how Apple does it. Some manufacturers do the week code for distribution, others do it for the actual assembly week.

    It's also not that uncommon for an extremely hot, high demand item to be air shipped for the first few weeks until they catch up with demand.

    They could have built the iPods in China on Sunday, put them on a plane, and gotten them to the United States for distribution on Monday seeing as China is a day ahead of us on the calendar.
     
  22. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Screen issues?
     
  23. Sir. Cheesecake macrumors member

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    Nope.
     
  24. phatboy macrumors member

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    true! so it seems unlikely that any of the week 38 models will be in the UK ):
     
  25. Shanesan macrumors 6502

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    Fedex two or one day shipping. You have 48 hours to make them. You have a staff of many. Begin.
     

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