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acidfast7_redux

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Can people post their week of construction and firmware as I'm curious whether Apple is rolling out new fireware on the m1mba for throttling due to heat as suggested by a few posts.



Apple model name= MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Model release date= 2020
Apple serial format= 2010 onward
Date of manufacture= Week 45 of 2010 (probably 2020)
Place of manufacture= Tech Com - Quanta Computer Subsidiary, China

From About This Computer:

Hardware Overview:
Model Name: MacBook Air
Model Identifier: MacBookAir10,1
Chip: Apple M1
Total Number of Cores: 8 (4 performance and 4 efficiency)
Memory: 8 GB
System Firmware Version: 6723.50.2

System Software Overview:
System Version: macOS 11.0.1 (20B29)
Kernel Version: Darwin 20.1.0

Many thanks and have a nice weekend!
 
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deeddawg

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I think autocorrect messed with your thread title...

If I had an MBA I'd post it - but my MBP was week 46 and was purchased with in-store pickup last week.
 

smokeythedoof

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Can you post the machine specs as well as this is a different firmware as I did in the first thread?
yea sorry forget to mention:

macOS Version 11.1 beta 2

Hardware Overview:
Model Name: MacBook Air
Model Identifier: MacBookAir10,1
Chip: Apple M1
Total Number of Cores: 8 (4 performance and 4 efficiency)
Memory: 8 GB
System Firmware Version: 6723.61.3
 

DeanL

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What might happen?
Serial numbers being used for fraudulent purposes.
For example someone selling a fake iPhone. The potential buyer asks for a serial number to check authenticity, and a real one collected fraudulently is provided.
 

acidfast7_redux

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Serial numbers being used for fraudulent purposes.
For example someone selling a fake iPhone. The potential buyer asks for a serial number to check authenticity, and a real one collected fraudulently is provided.
Since the website is using an algorithm to decode your serial number and extra info, that same website can generate and infinite number of non-fraudulent serial numbers including yours.

I don't see the issue really.
 

dmccloud

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Picked mine up just this morning:

MacBook Pro 13" (M1/8GB/512GB)
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro17,1
Chip: Apple M1
Total Number of Cores: 8 (4 performance and 4 efficiency)
Memory: 8 GB
System Firmware Version: 6723.61.3

System Version: macOS 11.1 (20C5061b)
Kernel Version: Darwin 20.2.0
Boot Volume: Macintosh HD
Boot Mode: Normal


Date of manufacture= Week 43 of 2020*
Place of manufacture= Tech Com - Quanta Computer Subsidiary, China
 

Pattern Magic

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Apple model name= MacBook Air (M1, 2020)
Model release date= 2020
Date of manufacture= Week 44 of 2010 or 2020*
Place of manufacture= Tech Com - Quanta Computer Subsidiary, China

System Firmware Version: 6723.50.2

It appears that everyone will be up to 6723.61.3 once they install the 11.1 update
 

DeanL

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Since the website is using an algorithm to decode your serial number and extra info, that same website can generate and infinite number of non-fraudulent serial numbers including yours.

I don't see the issue really.
That’s partly incorrect. Your serial number is made up of a predictable sequence, but also of a unique identifier. The website could therefore exclude that sequence to still give you the info you need but doesn’t.

first three digits representing the manufacturing location, the following two indicating the year and week of manufacture, the next three digits providing a unique identifier, and the last four digits representing the model number.
Therefore, there is a risk.
 

christophermdia

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Model Name: MacBook Pro


Model Identifier: MacBookPro17,1


Chip: Apple M1


Total Number of Cores: 8 (4 performance and 4 efficiency)


Memory: 16 GB


System Firmware Version: 6723.61.3
 

acidfast7_redux

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The reality is there are people out there collecting serial numbers for fraudulent purposes. Whether or not you accept that, it's still the reality ?
Ok, then provide evidence this has happened with MacBookAir and MacBookPro units.

Otherwise, it's not evidence-based reality and it's simply theoretical possibility.
 
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DeanL

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Ok, then provide evidence this has happened with MacBookAir and MacBookPro units.
Genuine Apple products have been harvested for scams. That's a reality. Did they come from websites like this? We'll probably never know for sure. But it's not because I don't know with certainty that I'll go ahead and put my serial number on some random website.

Otherwise, it's not evidence-based reality and it's simply theoretical possibility.
That sentence does not mean anything. Pretty much everything has a theoretical possibility. There is a theoretical possibility that someone dies when eating glass. They might die or they might live. Even when evidence might say that the person will live, there is still the theoretical possibility that the person might die. Doesn't mean we should all go ahead and eat glass ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Same thing here. No certainty that the serial number will be used for scams is not a reason to go ahead and give it out when the information that you want can be gathered without putting the unique part of the serial number on some random website.

Bye now!
 
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MrMacintoshBlog

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I keep track of all the Apple Silicon Firmware versions in the link below.

As of know, we know of 4 different firmware versions. The only way that Apple would update the new Apple Silicon Macs is the ones currently on the line right now. They would be updated to 11.0.1 instead of the original build of 11.0. Each macOS Big Sur update would update the firmware version.

 
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