How to Find a MacBook Model Number
The model number for your MacBook can be found on the box it came in, so if you don’t have it, there are other ways to find out. Here’s how—and why—you can get your MacBook’s model amount.
On a MacBook, where do you look for the model number?
The first and most straightforward step is to examine the machine itself. Turn your MacBook over and look at the fine print on the top of the case for the model number. You can call this number with almost every question you have about your Mac. The serial number for your MacBook can be found in the same area and can provide you with additional details.
How to Use About This Mac to Figure Out What Kind Your Mac Is
If the tiny letters on the MacBook case are difficult to read and your Mac starts up, look for the details elsewhere.
Pick About This Mac from the Apple menu in the upper-left corner of your browser.
You’ll see model details on this screen, including the type of laptop you have (MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air), display size, and the year Apple released it. If Apple released multiple models in the same year as your device, you could see a modifier, such as “Mid 2015.”
The serial number of your MacBook can also be found on this screen.
To get the details you need about your machine, the type and year information should be as good as a model number. However, if you want more details, go to System Report.
On the next screen, take note of the Model Identifier.
To get the model number, you’ll need to go to Apple’s support site. Depending on if you have a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro, you’ll be directed to a different tab.
On this tab, look for your Model Identifier; beneath it, you’ll see entries under the Part Numbers heading.
The Part Numbers entries are not your MacBook’s model number, but they are unique to each form. This knowledge is typically used by technicians when performing repairs.
Why Would You Like the Model Number of Your MacBook?
Your MacBook’s model knowledge will assist you in a variety of ways. If you want to upgrade your memory or storage, for example, make sure the RAM or other hardware you buy is compatible with your computer.
Similarly, you may want to look at MacBook accessories. Compatibility is usually determined by the version of macOS you’re using. However, you’ll want to make sure you get the correct item for items like cases, external keyboards, and other size-specific items, and knowing your model details will help.
You can also check to see if you are still covered by the manufacturer’s warranties. The serial number will be more useful than the model in that case, but if you don’t know how long ago you purchased your MacBook, this information will show you right away.
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