re: Which version of iOS comes on a new iPad 4?
yeah thanks a lot
i've tried one of my friends' ipad serial number and it wasn't able to get any of the information
but luckily, i've found the way to predict the ios and i guess it's going to work "i hope so"
the result displayed the year of production as 2007 because the third number of the serial number is 7 also the week number was shown as 42 because the 4-5th numbers are 42
but this way works only on any apple's product that was made before 2010
since 2010 apple changed the serial numbers to become 12 characters instead of 11 and also they started using letters instead of numbers
so the way of predicting the ios also changed
the 4th character of the serial number represents the year of production but they had to split the year into two halves and they used the letters A-Z except the vowels "A E I O U" and the B letter so the C letter for example represents the first half of 2010, the letter D represents the second half of 2010 and the letter F "because E is one of the exceptions" represents the first half of 2011... etc
the 5th character of the serial number represents the week of production but now they're using both numbers and letters excepts the vowels "A E I O U" and the letters : B S Z
so if for example the 5th character of the serial number is C it will represent the week number 10 D is for the week number 11, F is for the week number 12, T is for the week number 23 "instead of S as it's one of the exceptions"
so if for example the 4th and 5th characters of the serial number are JT it means that the product was produced in the second half of 2012 and in the week number 23
so what we have to do with our result is to open the calendar and count the number of the weeks of course we know that each half includes 27 weeks so let's try this method on our example "JT" as we said it means that the production week is number 23 but don't forget that it's the second half of the year so we should add 27 to 23 so we get 50 which means the week number 50 from 2012 so if we opened our calendar and checked for the date we'll find that our product was made in the range between " 16-December-2012 " and " 23-December-2012 "
and now the next step is to check the release dates of some iOSs so that we predict which ios version is it having... after some searching i've found that it's going to have either ios 6.0.1 because it was released on the 1st/nov/2012 or maybe 6.0.2 because it was released on the 18th/dec/2012 but the percentage of having ios 6.0.1 is more than having ios 6.0.2
i'm going to make a new thread explaining the method but when i come back because i'm going to buy the new ipad "i hope i find an early made product :/ "
thanks for everyone ^^