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11-18-2011, 01:22 PM
Originally Posted by Becky82
I bought my Ipad 2 on Sunday but just opened it today and my friend told me about this cool website that you can see that production date etc by the serial#. The website is powerbookmedic.com the weird thing is it's saying this about my Ipad 2. Production Year: 2011
Production Week: 28 (July)
Production Number: 30893
So does that mean it was made in July that seems weird since it's now November and it even came with Ios 5. Just worried and thinking about returning it for a new Ipad 2 since I bought it less than a week ago. Let me know what you think. Help!! Thanks.
1) First of all the production date is an interpretation of the serial number, rather than the actual date from Apple's database
2) There is no way your iPad2 could have been produced in July and come with IOS 5 installed if you bought it new. I can guarantee they don't unbox, update and rebox (unless you bought yours refurbished which you don't indicate)
3) What difference would it make anyway, unless you bought expecting new and instead received a refurb unit
If I were you, I would call or email the supplier (Best Buy, Apple, Amazon etc) whoever you purchased it from and have them confirm that you in fact purchased and new in box iPad. If it is then enjoy your iPad and don't worry about it.
If not, they either owe you a discount or a return and refund
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