Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 11:25 AM (in response to tabucko)
1) Yes, the 1st gen is a 2007 model.
2) Yes, it couldn't have been purchased a year ago. Then the only two were the Oct. 2009 (refurbs only) and 2011 (new and refurb).
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 11:31 AM (in response to edex67)
Thanks edex67. That confirms my suspicions.
If anyone else would like to add to this thread to confirm this then please continue to post as I'll be using the information to sort out the problem with the seller.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 12:14 PM (in response to tabucko)
I've just received the item and it turns out to be a 1st Generation model.
Manufacturing for the 1st Generation model originally began in February 2007 and was discontinued in August of that same year, 2007.
It's always possible that a "new" product sat unopened in a box for almost 6 years at an Apple Store, but it's also highly unlikely. The seller could bolster his claims substantially by producing a copy of the original bill of sale.
In general, the Apple Stores quickly sell any remaining inventory to make room for new versions when they are introduced, or return the older products back to Apple who in turn sells them to other vendors as discontinued models.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 2:52 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)
Thanks for that Bob.
Obviously I have the serial number but when I tried to register it to "my support profile" I couldn't as it was registerred to another Apple ID, presumably the seller's. Is there a way that I can find out if it is registerred to him and what the the purchase or registration date was?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 3:08 PM (in response to tabucko)
I really doubt that Apple will provide this type of information, but I suppose that it couldn't hurt to ask.