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edk99

macrumors 6502a
May 27, 2009
859
1,409
FL
Apple is moving to a randomized 10-digit serial number. You will not be able to identify anything about the product going forward.

 

JPack

macrumors G3
Mar 27, 2017
8,776
15,063
Can u tell us what’s a 10-digit format looks like. Maybe draft a sample please?

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svish

Contributor
Nov 25, 2017
3,026
5,835
Yes. Apple is shifting to randomised serial numbers starting this year. This was reported earlier this year in MacRumors
 

Spudlicious

macrumors 6502a
Nov 21, 2015
893
756
Bedfordshire, England
Yes. Apple is shifting to randomised serial numbers starting this year. This was reported earlier this year in MacRumors
If you trade in a device with Apple or many other outfits they ask for a serial, from which they derive all they need to know. So I’m thinking that Apple will have at least a look-up table of those ‘randomised’ serials and be able to get device configuration etc. Other players might have difficulties.
 
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