At what point a Macbook gets a serial number?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tadziak, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. tadziak macrumors regular

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    Hi,
    I was wondering if anybody knows, at what point a Macbook receives a serial number? Is it already during manufacturing or a bit after?

    If have two almost identical serial numbers (one letter difference) on my two devices, does it mean they were built one after another - let's say within 15 minutes periond?

    Or maybe the real serial numbers are given a bit later, before the computers are boxed?
     
  2. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816

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    theyre serialized during the final process of manufacturing. alot of them are very similar, but doesnt necessarily mean they were made right after each other. im sure theres a specific algorithm that creates the serial numbers.
     
  3. tadziak thread starter macrumors regular

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    Appleserial info claims that:
    Mac nr 1 - This unit was number 1169 to be built that week.
    Mac nr 2 - This unit was number 1168 to be built that week.

    Wonder how accurate is that website about such things.
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Are we tracking our bio siblings or something? ^)
     

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