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New iPhone with old serial number??

1607 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Nov 3, 2010 4:10 PM by roaminggnome RSS
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Nov 3, 2010 2:30 PM
Ok, so I bought a new iPhone 4 today at the Apple store here in Vegas. I originally had a 80041 phone from Best Buy, but was having some issues so I took it back a week ago. Today I go into the Apple store to buy it there thinking I'll be getting the newest and best and I get a 88028 phone, new/sealed in box. And it has iOS 4.1 on it. ***?? How is that possible if this is a week 28 phone and 4.1 didn't come out till Sept? Did I really get a new phone that is over three months old? The screen looks ok and it's actually the first one I've seen that has all of its buttons tight. The power, volume, and home button don't wiggle at all. Only thing I've noticed is that there is one super small, tiny speck of dust under the front glass to the left of the home button. There is also no light leakage at all (the 80041 had some). So did I get a new phone that had just been sitting there for that long?? Seems odd to me. Any thoughts??
Dell, Windows 7, iPhone 4
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,720 points)
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    Nov 3, 2010 2:40 PM (in response to Vegaspilot)
    Does it really matter what the serial number is? If you have 4.1, the phone obviously was not completed in week 28.
    MacBook , Mini, Airport Express, iPhone 3G, iPhone4, Air, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,320 points)
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    Nov 3, 2010 2:46 PM (in response to Vegaspilot)
    Almost no one makes a deal at all about the week the iphone was built. I have seen no evidence that this means anything.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Tie Capsule, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,720 points)
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    Nov 3, 2010 3:43 PM (in response to Vegaspilot)
    I agree with Roaminggnome. No one really makes a big deal about the week except for the obsessive types who have way too much time on their hands.
    MacBook , Mini, Airport Express, iPhone 3G, iPhone4, Air, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,320 points)
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    Nov 3, 2010 4:00 PM (in response to Vegaspilot)
    Why would there be any difference in iphones made after Sept 30?

    There is no reason to believe that there is anything different about the iphone made before and after this date.

    I really see no need to be concerned at all.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Tie Capsule, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,320 points)
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    Nov 3, 2010 4:06 PM (in response to Vegaspilot)
    I hope you enjoy it.

    I have had the iphone 4 since early August and have had no issue at all. I had an original and a 3gs without issue as well.

    Have fun with your new iphone.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Tie Capsule, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (89,320 points)
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    Nov 3, 2010 4:10 PM (in response to Vegaspilot)
    I would not worry about it. It is an unopened new iphone. Personally I would not give this another thought.
    powerbook g4, iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Tie Capsule, iphone 3gs, iphone 4, ipod, ipod touch

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