My macbook pro is fake?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EarthNeutron, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. EarthNeutron macrumors regular

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    I just noticed a few seconds ago that on the base of my MacBook, where Designed by apple in California and assembled in China thing is, there's also a copyright 2010. But my MacBook is an early 2011 model, bought in September that came with lion preinstalled.
    Its also the base 13 inch model.

    Yelp? Has anyone else noticed this on his or her 2011 MacBook pro?
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Most Apple Products

    Are assembled in China. This includes the iPad, iPhone ATV iMac and many many more.

    The copyright date has nothing to do with how old your device is, it's when the patents etc. were first lodged.

    Did you really think all our Apple stuff was made in Cupertino?

    No rest assured, it's not a fake...:D
     
  3. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    this^^^
    if it makes you real any better an iPhone i got this year says 2010 and my macbook air I got this year says 2011
     
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  5. Samuriajackon macrumors 6502

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    everything I ordered from Apple thru higher educational sales ships out of South Asia...I miss American Made products. But as fas As i know the only way to make sure American workers get American money right from the customer is to leave tips in cash at the IHOP.
     
  6. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

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    Guys you misunderstood him. He isn't worried about the made in China, he is worried about the date.
     
  7. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    You guys need to pay attention to what you read. It's a 2011 model but it says 2010 on the MBP itself. The OP is not talking about where our computers are made.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Apple probably started production or preparation of production for the 2011 MBPs in 2010, thus the 2010 copyright, as Apple needed the copyright in that year. The power adapters I have for my 2008 and 2009 MBPs has 2007 as the year listed of their copyright, though I don't know, why 2005 or 2006 is not listed on that, maybe they changed something from the early MagSafe power adapters to the ones used with 2008 and 2009 MBPs.
     
  9. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    I have an early 2011 model that I bought a few weeks ago, it also says copyright 2010 on the bottom. I think it says this because the design of the computer has not changed since 2010, I think. I have not seen a 2010 model but I think they look similar.

    Does anybody else want to chime in on this? What does the late 2011 models say on the bottom?
     
  10. simsaladimbamba, Oct 1, 2011
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    The 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 models look all the same, only some slight modifications have been made. My 17" mid-2009 MBP has 2009 listed as year of copyright though, but the 17" model took a bit longer than the other Unibody models.
     
  11. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    The unibody construction is from october 2008, so no, they haven't changed in roughly 3 years.
     
  12. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Designed in Cupertino, California.
    Assembled in China.
     
  13. simsaladimbamba

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    We are talking about the "2010" part, not the "designed" and "manufactured" part.
     
  14. jmacnash macrumors newbie

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    My 2011 MBP also has a 2010 copyright date...

    I dont think it is a big deal.
     
  15. applesith macrumors 68020

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    if you bought from Apple or a reputable place, it's not fake. I highly doubt anyone could make a hackintosh the exact same a MBP. Seems very unlikely.
     
  16. polbit macrumors 6502

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    Weird, mine says 2012 and has a Turbo button...
     
  17. escogido macrumors member

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    I got one that says 2015, got 8GHz 32 core CPU, 128 gigs of ram and a 10 terabyte SSD.... LOL honestly thought, I'm sure it will happen in my lifetime!!
     
  18. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is the same way.. nothing to worry about
     
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  20. Oxonian3 macrumors regular

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    I have the 17" 2.3Ghz 2011 Model.Checked at the back saw 2010.I'd say your computer is legit.As long as you got it with apple packaging and all the rights reserved stuff,your good.Hope that helped.
     
  21. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Mine says 2010.
     
  22. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    2010 here as well. I think it's safe to close this thread...
     
  23. Ojitos macrumors newbie

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    Mine is really dodgy...

    Hello guys,

    I bought a second hand macbook pro 13" i5 from a chinese store...

    It works fine and really seems genuine except for 2 really strange things:

    -My serial number doesn't seem to be valid when i tried to register it (?????)
    -When I look at "About this mac", it says Macbookpro8.1. and in Hardware, it does mention Thunderbolt.
    So it seems to be an early 2011 Macbook pro...

    BUT the really weird thing is: there is no thunderbolt symbol next to the Mini-display port. It's got the old mini-display symbol...

    I've tried to find if first MBP with thunderbolt technology had not changed their symbol yet but apparently they had...

    What do you guys think??? Isn't that weird?
     
  24. SavMBP15 macrumors 6502

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    Was it an actual apple store, or one of those clone stores that look just like an apple store?

    What did you pay for it? that right there should be proof in the pudding. If you got a great deal, its a fake.
     
  25. ShoG macrumors member

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    My late 2011 mbp, bought in December, says 2010.
     

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