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How to identify your Mac

Learn how to find the serial number and other information that can help you identify your MacBook.

This article is about MacBook. You can find similar articles for MacBook Pro.

Locate your serial number, model identifier, and part number

You can find the serial number and other identifiers for your MacBook in macOS, on the computer’s surface, and on its packaging.

In the About This Mac window

With most versions of macOS, you can find your computer’s serial number and model information in the About This Mac window.

Choose Apple () menu > About This Mac. The window that appears lists your computer’s model name—for example, MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016)—and serial number. You can then use your serial number to check your service and support options or to find tech specs for your model.

You can also use your computer’s model identifier to get more information. In the About This Mac window, click System Report. In the System Information window that opens, find Model Identifier in the Hardware Overview section. Then use the identifier to locate your MacBook below.

On the surface of your MacBook

Close your MacBook and turn it over. The serial number is on the underside of the computer, near the regulatory markings.

On the original product packaging or receipt

If you still have the original packaging for your MacBook, you can find the serial number on a barcode label on the box.

The packaging also lists the Apple part number—for example, MLH72xx/A. Match that number to one in the list below to find your MacBook model.
In Apple part numbers, the “xx” before the slash are variables that differ by country or region.

The serial number, model number, and configuration details of your MacBook might also appear on its receipt or invoice.

MacBook models

Click on each model for technical specifications.

2017

 


MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017)

Model Identifier:
MacBook10,1

Part Numbers:
MNYF2XX/A
MNYG2XX/A
MNYH2XX/A
MNYJ2XX/A
MNYK2XX/A
MNYL2XX/A
MNYM2XX/A
MNYN2XX/A

2016


MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016)

Model Identifier:
MacBook9,1

Part Numbers:
MLH72xx/A
MLH82xx/A
MLHA2xx/A
MLHC2xx/A
MLHE2xx/A
MLHF2xx/A
MMGL2xx/A
MMGM2xx/A

2015


MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)

Model Identifier:
MacBook8,1

Part Numbers:
MF855xx/A
MF865xx/A
MJY32xx/A
MJY42xx/A
MK4M2xx/A
MK4N2xx/A

2010


MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010)

Model Identifier:
MacBook7,1

Part Number:
MC516xx/A

2009


MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009)

Model Identifier:
MacBook6,1

Part Number:
MC207xx/A


MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)

Model Identifier:
MacBook5,2

Part Number:
MC240xx/A


MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009)

Model Identifier:
MacBook5,2

Part Number:
MB881xx/A

Source: Apple website

Use this information to find out which MacBook Pro you have, and where it fits in the history of MacBook Pro.

Your Mac provides several tools to help you identify it. The simplest is About This Mac, available by choosing About This Mac from the Apple () menu in the upper-left corner of your screen. The other is the System Information app. Learn how to use these tools to identify your Mac.

If you don’t have your Mac or it doesn’t start up, use one of these solutions instead:

  • Find the serial number printed on the underside of your Mac, near the regulatory markings. It’s also on the original packaging, next to a barcode label. You can then enter that serial number on the Tech Specs page to find your model.
  • The original packaging might also show an Apple part number, such as MLH12xx/A (“xx” is a variable that differs by country or region). You can match the Apple part number to one in the list below to find your model.

List of MacBook Pro models

MacBook Pro models are organized by the year they were introduced, starting with the most recent. Click the model name for detailed technical specifications.

MacBook Pro models from 2010 and newer can run the latest version of macOS. For models from before 2010, the latest compatible operating system is noted.

2018

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)
Colors: Silver, space gray
Model Identifier: MacBookPro15,1
Part Numbers: MR932xx/A, MR942xx/A, MR952xx/A, MR962xx/A, MR972xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
Colors: Silver, space gray
Model Identifier: MacBookPro15,2
Part Numbers: MR9Q2xx/A, MR9R2xx/A, MR9T2xx/A, MR9U2xx/A, MR9V2xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)

2017

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
Colors: Silver, space gray
Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,3
Part Numbers: MPTR2xx/A, MPTT2xx/A, MPTU2xx/A, MPTV2xx/A, MPTW2xx/A, MPTX2xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
Colors: Silver, space gray
Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,2
Part Numbers: MPXV2xx/A, MPXW2xx/A, MPXX2xx/A, MPXY2xx/A, MQ002xx/A, MQ012xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
Colors: Silver, space gray
Model Identifier: MacBookPro14,1
Part Numbers: MPXQ2xx/A, MPXR2xx/A, MPXT2xx/A, MPXU2xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

2016

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
Colors: Silver, space gray
Model Identifier: MacBookPro13,3
Part Numbers: MLH32xx/A, MLH42xx/A, MLH52xx/A, MLW72xx/A, MLW82xx/A, MLW92xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)
Colors: Silver, space gray
Model Identifier: MacBookPro13,2
Part Numbers: MLH12xx/A, MLVP2xx/A, MNQF2xx/A, MNQG2xx/A, MPDK2xx/A, MPDL2xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
Colors: Silver, space gray
Model Identifier: MacBookPro13,1
Part Numbers: MLL42xx/A, MLUQ2xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

2015

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,4
Part Number: MJLQ2xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,5
Part Numbers: MJLT2xx/A, MJLU2xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro12,1
Part Numbers: MF839xx/A, MF840xx/A, MF841xx/A, MF843xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)

2014

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,2
Part Number: MGXA2xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,3
Part Number: MGXC2xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,1
Part Numbers: MGX72xx/A, MGX82xx/A, MGX92xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)

2013

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,2
Part Number: ME293xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,3
Part Number: ME294xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)


MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro10,1
Part Numbers: ME664xx/A, ME665xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)


MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,1
Part Numbers: ME864xx/A, ME865xx/A, ME866xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)


MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro10,2
Part Numbers: MD212xx/A, ME662xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)

2012


MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro10,1
Part Numbers: MC975xx/A, MC976xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012)


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,1
Part Numbers: MD103xx/A, MD104xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)


MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro10,2
Part Numbers: MD212xx/A, MD213xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,2
Part Numbers: MD101xx/A, MD102xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)

2011


MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,3
Part Number: MD311xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011)


MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,3
Part Number: MC725xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,2
Part Numbers: MD322xx/A, MD318xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011)


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,2
Part Numbers: MC723xx/A, MC721xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1
Part Numbers: MD314xx/A, MD313xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1
Part Numbers: MC724xx/A, MC700xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)

2010


MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,1
Part Number: MC024xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010)


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,2
Part Numbers: MC373xx/A, MC372xx/A, MC371xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro7,1
Part Numbers: MC375xx/A, MC374xx/A
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)

2009


MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,2
Part Number: MC226xx/A
Newest compatible operating system: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009)


MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,2
Part Number: MB604xx/A
Newest compatible operating system: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009)


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,3
Part Numbers: MB985xx/A, MB986xx/A
Newest compatible operating system: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009)


MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,3
Part Number: MC118xx/A
Newest compatible operating system: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009)


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,5
Part Numbers: MB991xx/A, MB990xx/A
Newest compatible operating system: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)

 


2008


MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,1
Part Number: MB470xx/A, MB471xx/A
Newest compatible operating system: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro4,1
Part Number: MB166xx/A
Newest compatible operating system: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008)

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008)
Model Identifier: MacBookPro4,1
Part Number: MB133xx/A, MB134xx/A
Newest compatible operating system: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
Tech Specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008)

Source: Apple website