Can I find the date of manufacture on my Macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MortimerJazz, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. MortimerJazz macrumors regular

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    I'm just trying to insure my machine ...

    Thanks very much
     
  2. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    There is a way to do it using the serial number, but I can't remember what that is.
    This little program should provide the info you need.
     
  3. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    Great find - that is a useful app :)
     
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  6. jk73 macrumors 6502

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    Is this site still the best way to learn an MBP's manufacturing date? Any reason not to plug one's serial number into this site? Thanks.
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    The chipmunk.nl site is a creditable site. There isn't any harm in putting your serial number into it.
     
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  9. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    There's also coconutBattery as an option, a small utility app that provides basic information about a Mac regardless of whether it's got a battery installed or not. The actual date is provided by coconutBattery, compared to the week-of-manufacture by the chipmunk.nl portal; I've compared the coconutBattery-provided manufacture date to the date provided by Apple during Genius Bar visits with no reason to question either as they generally match.

    So, this 9-year-old thread comes back to coconut utility apps… :D
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    Apple serial numbers are only able to be decoded down to a week within a year. coconutBattery and an Apple Store/GSX don't have anything fancy or special to deduce when within that week the device was made.
     
  11. jk73 macrumors 6502

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  12. jk73 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for mentioning this. Just downloaded the above and it's a very cool little app:

    http://www.coconut-flavour.com/coconutid/

    I was happy to learn that both my new MBP with Touch Bar (bought at Best Buy) and new AirPods (bought at AT&T) were built this month.
     

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