1. chippy19977's Avatar
    I've seen some posts on other sites that iPhone 4's manufactured at or after week 27 (based on serial number) are shipping with a "fixed" antenna. Are people with these newer phones imagining things? Anyone have a similar story? I thought all iPhones have the antenna thing?
    07-19-2010 06:58 AM
  2. TLD1's Avatar
    I just got a week-27 iP4 via exchange. I don't notice any changes...
    07-19-2010 08:36 AM
  3. McIPhone's Avatar
    Which digits in the S/N represent the week?
    07-19-2010 08:41 AM
  4. gern blanston's Avatar
    Got this from ZDnet who got it from iFixit:

    aabccdddeef
    aa = Factory and Machine ID
    b = Year
    cc = Production Week
    ddd = Unique Identifier
    ee = Color (A4=black)
    f = size (S=16GB, T=32GB

    This would be week 25: 85025xxxA4T

    Engadget is speculating that iphones manufactured after week 26 or 27 that Apple may be applying a coating to the antenna that fixes the issue, but this is pure specualation.
    07-19-2010 12:51 PM
  5. zacharace's Avatar
    Interesting. Having not heard anything official (or quasi-official) I'm dismissing this as "pure speculation." Here's hoping, though
    07-19-2010 01:56 PM
  6. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    mines is "week 23"
    07-19-2010 02:32 PM
  7. McIPhone's Avatar
    Both of mine are week 27. I guess my frustration on pre-order day was worth it. My units are smooth between antennae segments and no detectable reception issues.
    07-19-2010 09:31 PM
  8. iVenom's Avatar
    whoa mine is a "21" dang im glad i only have mild issues
    07-19-2010 10:40 PM
  9. Duvi's Avatar
    I got "27" after an exchange, but the OP says
    after that... is it including week 27 as well?
    07-19-2010 11:30 PM
  10. OTACORB's Avatar
    I got "27" after an exchange, but the OP says
    after that... is it including week 27 as well?
    Re-read, he says week 27 or after! I am calling BS on this one, just speculation and rumors!
    07-19-2010 11:32 PM
  11. Spoon#IM's Avatar
    Mine us week 28 and it doesn't have the reception issue. It still lives in a case though.
    07-20-2010 04:48 AM
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