How to find Apple (MacBook) model number?

Model number of any laptop computer usually consists of numbers and letters, and may include a series name. Model number is meant to identify an entire specific line up of laptop computers, and identical computers from the same line up will have identical or slightly varying model names. Unlike serial numbers, service tags or asset tags model name and number is not unique to each individual computer.

Apple computers is among the few sane consumer electronics manufacturers that have meaningful consistency in their model numbering scheme. Almost all contemporary Apple device model numbers will consist of letter “A” followed by a 4 digit code. Please do not confuse a model number with a serial number.

In order to find the correct listing for your Apple device on our site you can use the 5 character Apple model number, and in some cases you may need to know the year of the release of your specific computer:

i.e. A1398

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