At what point a Macbook gets a serial number?

tadziak

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Jan 4, 2011
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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?
 

ZMacintosh

macrumors 65816
Nov 13, 2008
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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.
 

tadziak

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jan 4, 2011
147
1
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.
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.
 
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