Checking Product Manufacturing Date and Specs From SN

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mashinhead, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. mashinhead macrumors 68020

    Oct 7, 2003
    I'm looking at an auction for an apple cinema display. Its ending soon and i don't know if the seller will get back to me in time. So i want to know if i can find out the specs from the serial number. I want to know if it is the new model or before the last update.
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    There's some information here about working out manufacturing dates from serial numbers – it is for Macs rather than displays but I wouldn't be surprised if Apple used the same system.
  3. pianoman macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    you can use Apple's website (on the right side, about two-thirds of the way down) to tell you how much AppleCare is left on the product, so i imagine this would also indicate to you when it was built.

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