What week was your iPhone made in?

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  1. Nicholas.C macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, what week was it made in, and does it have any defects?

    Mine is week 34, and has a little light leek, not much.. other then that, it's perfect(the leek is near the voluium bottuns)
     
  2. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    And how do i get this info out from my iPhone?
     
  3. Nicholas.C thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    Yeah.... there's no entry there that just says what week it was made in.
    If I remember correctly, its the 4th and 5th digits in the SN.
     
  5. question fear macrumors 68020

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    That would imply my first-gen was made on March 6th, 07? The 4th and 5th digits are 36...i bought it on day one, so maybe they were making them that far back?
     
  6. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

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    The 4th and 5th digits are the week number, not month/day.
     
  7. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Yours was week 36, 2007.
    Mine was week 36, 2007. Stil don't know what month that was in.
     
  8. question fear macrumors 68020

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    My math might be off, but that actually implies they started building these 9 months ahead of the release. 36 weeks=9 months. Since they started selling them at the end of June, that means they were manufacturing them in November of 2006. :eek:
     
  9. benflick macrumors 68020

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    To me this means that if there are 36 weeks in 9 months, Then my (old) iPhone was made in the 36th week of 2007, or 9th month, which would be around September. That sound s fine to me...
     
  10. Nicholas.C thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think your math is a tad bit off... The iPhone wasn't around in 2006?
     
  11. question fear macrumors 68020

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    Except that means I have a time traveling iPhone, since I purchased it the very first day it was released in June of 2007. So it's impossible that mine could have been made in SEPTEMBER 2007.

    Right, that's why I am trying to understand the serial number thing. If I bought my phone in June 2007, then the only logical way it could have been made 9 months prior to (roughly) when I purchased it would be November 2006, which makes absolutely no sense. So the serial number method does not match up with my actual serial number in calculating the week it was made.
     
  12. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    Like posted, the week of production is the 4th and 5th numbers of your serial #. The year is the 3rd digit (i.e 8=2008, 7=2007) and the first 2 numbers of the serial are the factory code.

    So, for my iPhone 3G, serial 5K836xxxxxxx, it was built in factory 5K, on the 36th week (September), of 2008.

    This is true for both the first gen and the 3G iPhones.

    I'm not sure why Question Fear's serial is implying he has an iPhone built so far before they were actually released. My only thought is that he has a replacement and thought the serial carried over or read it wrong. But that is definitely the formula.
     
  13. snverhallen macrumors 6502a

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    3rd digit is year (8 = 2008), and 4th and 5th is week (34 = 34th week in 2008).

    snverhallen
     
  14. Rob Mclovin macrumors 6502

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    I think hes right, cause mine is 836. So 36 week in 2008 i guess.
     
  15. Nicholas.C thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think that means yours is a refurb.
     
  16. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    mine was made in...lets see 08, and week 10? I got the 16GB iPhone EDGE...and I KNOW I bought it before March...
     
  17. question fear macrumors 68020

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    aha. I was reading the wrong set of numbers. I need to get my reading comprehension checked! Mine was made in the 26th week of 07. Sorry for setting off a confusion storm!
     
  18. Mikey B macrumors 65816

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    Actually, it doesn't. Apple has confirmed on their discussion board that new 3G's are being assigned 5K serials. There have also been posts from 3G customers that confirm they purchased new iPhones with 5K serials.

    This site: http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html also confirms that 5K is a code for a factory in China. You can get info about the manufacturing of your iPhone and other Apple products by entering your serial number there.
     
  19. Stargaze macrumors member

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    Week 30 here...

    phone has been very awesome and flawless no issues what so ever.
     
  20. definitive macrumors 68000

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    i have week 37 iphone 3g..


    btw is that site posted above trustworthy?
     
  21. iMetalG5 macrumors 6502a

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    i just bought mine tonight!!!!!

    8 = 2008
    42 = 42nd week?
     
  22. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Mine is 87832 or week 32 of 2008. Replacement for my Launch Day 3G iPhone, was taken out of the new box by myself. I returned my box, accessories and had my receipt in hand and the Genius brought the NIB 3G iPhone from the back and handed it to me to open and fondle my new iPhone...:p
     
  23. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is week 37 of 2007. Still going strong with zero problems :D
     
  24. ajwchin macrumors member

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    830 here. Week of June 21, 2008, if my math is correct.
     
  25. crobbins macrumors 6502

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    I have a week 25..purchased on the day iPhone 3G was released.
     

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