What were your suspicions?
when I saw the pictures of the crumbling packaging of the OP-1s there were sent out recently I thought, they found some old stock somewhere in the garage and started selling that.
not wanting to accuse anybody here…those were just my thoughts.
didn’t they call back all units from retailers last year…? i think i read that somewhere on this forum
Gotcha. Yeah I don’t know if there is any way to see if it’s actually a new one or not.
AFAIK the model number has been TE002 since the beginning. Check the serial number (can be found on packaging or behind the braille plate at the bottom under the I/O ports.
The internal clock was initially off by some years on my unit (bought 7 years ago), too. So it is not a very reliable indicator.
The serial number as it is placed, wont tell you much. They are stickers not engraved . Just a piece of paper stuck on the unit and the box. If TE refurbishes a unit it can ( and does ) simply replace the old serial number.
i think it is quite obvious…
Yes they did…
They replaced the screen only, right? They may have the old ICs in stock otherwise.
uhh i don’t think the clock is supposed to be set correctly fresh out the box.
mine was set in year 2029 when i got it. does that mean mine is from the future?
Definitely from the future!!!
mine defaults to 2013 even though I bought it at launch.
The op-1 has always come with the wrong date set. I don’t imagine they would update the default date to reflect the current year since it would be wrong regardless. They don’t receive the current date when they are flashed. Opening the device would be the one true way to tell though…
I think the dried out crumbling package is what makes me most suspicious. It all just feels and smells like it has been sitting for a few years.
The packaging probably(most likely) has.
dont know about you, but im just anxiously waiting for this …thing which was anounced from TE 2 years ago but i cannot see it anywhere…ahhhh…the pain…
I’m from the future, and I can neither confirm nor deny these rumours
You need a portal gun, that comes from another universe…
This is a good point. The packaging could have been old stock. There is no reason they wouldn’t use stock on hand to package the devices. The minimum number they’d have to order would also have no reason to be the exact same number as number of devices being built at any given time.