Apple Devices - Decoding your serial number

Troubleshooting an Apple device can be seriously confusing, especially if you're trying to decode your serial number. Luckily for you we've got this handy graphic that clearly explains how to do it!


Alphanumerical Characters 11 12
Manufacturing Location First 2 characters First 3 characters
Year of Manufacture 3rd character 4th character
Week of Manufacture 4th & 5th characters 5th character
Unique Identifier 6th, 7th & 8th characters 6th, 7th & 8th characters
Model Number 9th, 10th & 11th characters 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th characters




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