Forum Question: Decipher the entire apple serial number

This website ( says:
For the curious interested in deciphering their entire Apple serial number — the first two characters reveal the manufacturing location, the next character is the last number in the year manufactured, the next two are the week in the year that the system was manufactured, the next three are an actual unique identifier, and the last three, again, are a model-specific identifier.
is that true?
thansk everyone

Comments: 3 Responses to “Decipher the entire apple serial number”

    1/5/11 @ 12:39 pm

    Sounds reasonable. What difference does it really make, though?

      1/5/11 @ 12:45 pm

      well.. cause always i am deciphering the mac serials.. and sometimes I don’t have a internet connection..

      is that note true?
      cause I saw that the factory sometimes can have just 1 digit.
      when it happens, the serial continues with 11 digits?

        1/5/11 @ 2:40 pm

        Why do you need to decipher Mac serial numbers? I don’t see any use for them other than as identification. And if you have the machine right in front of you, you know what it is.
        I don’t know if that is true. I’ve never thought about it.

Comments Closed.