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edk99

macrumors 6502a
May 27, 2009
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1,382
FL
Apple is moving to a randomized 10-digit serial number. You will not be able to identify anything about the product going forward.

 
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JPack

macrumors 604
Mar 27, 2017
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11,967
Can u tell us what’s a 10-digit format looks like. Maybe draft a sample please?

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svish

macrumors 6502
Nov 25, 2017
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Yes. Apple is shifting to randomised serial numbers starting this year. This was reported earlier this year in MacRumors
 
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Spudlicious

macrumors 6502a
Nov 21, 2015
832
668
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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