Identify the Mac you have: model and serial number — 2022

Far from being a piece of information of little value, knowing the model of the Mac computer and its serial number can be essential for many things. Whether to check software compatibility or access a repair, as well as report its loss or theft. In this article we show you the ways you have to know exactly which Mac you have, regardless of whether it is a laptop or desktop.

First steps to know what computer you have

In the following sections we will tell you what are the first checks you should make to find out what type of Mac you have. They may seem very obvious, but if you are not very involved in the world of Macs, this information could be of great interest to you.

First of all, is it a laptop or desktop?

If you are not very involved in the Apple computer ecosystem and have been given away or have found a Mac and want to identify it, the first thing you should know is that there are variants in the range. in the of laptops we find the following:

  • MacBook
  • MacBook Air
  • MacBook Pro

If your team has Integrated CPU and display on a desktop it can be:

  • iMac
  • iMac Pro

There is also the possibility that it is a Separate CPU without accessories such as screen:

  • Mac mini
  • Mac Pro

Once you have identified which one it is, you will be a little closer to knowing which particular Mac you have. In the following sections we will see how to determine the year and version of the equipment, also knowing what its serial number is.

Accurately identify the model

Despite having a trade name, Apple computers carry an alphanumeric name common to all models in that range. Below we show you a list with which to identify each of them, which may have various nomenclatures depending on the color or specific specifications such as the number of ports.

Mac mini models

apple mac mini

  • Mac mini (Early 2009):
      MB464xx/A MB463xx/A
  • Mac mini (Late 2009):
      MC238xx/A MC239xx/A MC408xx/A
  • Mac mini (Mid 2010):
      MC438xx/A MC270xx/A
  • Mac mini (Mid 2011):
      MC815xx/A MC816xx/A MC936xx/A
  • Mac mini (Late 2012):
      MD387xx/A MD388xx/A MD389xx/A
  • Mac mini (Late 2014):
      MGEM2xx/A MGEN2xx/A MGEQ2xx/A
  • Mac mini (2018):
      MRTR2xx/A MRTT2xx/A MXNF2xx/A MXNG2xx/A
  • Mac mini (M1 of 2020):
      MGNR3xx/A MGNT3xx/A

Mac Pro models

Apple Mac Pro

  • Mac Pro (Early 2009):
      MB871xx/A MB535xx/A
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010):
      MC915xx/A MC250xx/A MC560xx/A MC561xx/A
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2012):
      ‌MD772xx/A MD770xx/A MD771xx/A
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013):
      ME253xx/A MD878xx/A
  • Mac Pro (2019):
    • No public data about the model (MacPro7,1)

iMac models


  • iMac (20-inch Early 2009):
      MB417xx/A MC019xx/A
  • iMac (24-inch Early 2009):
      MB418xx/A MB419xx/A
  • iMac (24-inch Late 2009):
      MB950xx/A MC413xx/A
  • iMac (27-inch Late 2009):
      MB952xx/A MB953xx/A
  • iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010):
      MC508xx/A MC509xx/A
  • iMac (27-inch Mid 2010):
      MC510xx/A MC511xx/A
  • iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011):
      MC309xx/A MC812xx/A
  • iMac (27-inch Mid 2011):
      MC813xx/A MC814xx/A
  • iMac (21.5-inch Late 2012):
      MD093xx/A MD094xx/A
  • iMac (27-inch Late 2012):
      MD095xx/A MD096xx/A
  • iMac (21.5-inch Late 2013):
      ME086xx/A ME087xx/A
  • iMac (27-inch Late 2013):
      ME086xx/A ME088xx/A
  • iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2014):
      MF883xx/A MG022xx/A
  • iMac (27-inch Retina 5K Late 2014): ‌MF886xx/A
  • iMac (Retina 5K 27-inch Mid 2015): ‌MF885xx/A
  • iMac (21.5-inch Late 2015):
      MK142xx/A MK442xx/A
  • iMac (21.5-inch Retina 4K Late 2015):
  • iMac (27-inch Retina 5K Late 2015):
      MK462xx/A MK472xx/A MK482xx/A
  • iMac (21.5-inch from 2017):
      MMQA2xx/A MHK03xx/a
  • iMac (2017 21.5-inch Retina 4K):
      MNDY2xx/A MNE02xx/A
  • iMac (2017 27-inch Retina 5K):
      MNE92xx/A MNEA2xx/A MNED2xx/A
  • iMac (2019 21.5-inch Retina 4K):
      MRT3xx/A MRT4xx/A MHK23xx/a
  • iMac (2019 27-inch Retina 5K):
      MRQYxx/A MRR0xx/A MRR1xx/A
  • iMac (2020 27-inch Retina 5K):
      MXWT2xx/A MXWU2xx/A MXWV2xx/A
  • iMac (24-inch, 2021 M1 – 4 ports):
      MGPC3xx/A MGPD3xx/A MGPF3xx/A MGPG3xx/A MGPH3xx/A MGPJ3xx/A MGPK3xx/A MGPL3xx/A MGPM3xx/A MGPN3xx/A MGPP3xx/A MGPQ3xx/A MGPR3xx/A MGPT3xx/A
  • iMac (24-inch, 2021 M1 – 2 ports):
      MGTF3xx/a MJV83xx/a MJV93xx/a MJVA3xx/a

iMac Pro models

Apple iMac Pro

  • iMac Pro (2017):
      MQ2Y2xx/A MHLV3xx/A

MacBook models

apple macbook

  • MacBook (13-inch Early 2009): MB881xx/A
  • MacBook (13-inch Mid 2009): MC240xx/A
  • MacBook (13-inch Late 2009): MC240xx/A
  • MacBook (13-inch Mid 2010): MC516xx/A
  • MacBook (Retina 12-inch Early 2015):
      MF855x/A MF865xx/A MJY32xx/A MJY42xx/A MK4M2xx/A MK4N2xx/A
  • MacBook (Retina 12-inch Early 2016):
      MLH72xx/A MLH82xx/A MLHA2xx/A MLHC2xx/A MLHE2xx/A MLHF2xx/A MMGL2xx/A MMGM2xx/A
  • MacBook (2017 12-inch Retina):

MacBook Air models

Apple MacBook Air

  • MacBook Air (Mid 2009:
      MC505xx/A MC233xx/A MC234xx/A
  • MacBook Air (11-inch Late 2010):
      MC505xx/A MC506xx/A
  • MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2010):
      MC503xx/A MC504xx/A
  • MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2011):
      MC968xx/A MC969xx/A
  • MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2011):
      MC965xx/A MC966xx/A
  • MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2012):
      MD223xx/A MD224xx/A
  • MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2012):
      MD231xx/A MD232xx/A
  • MacBook Air (11-inch Mid 2013):
      MD711xx/A MD712xx/A
  • MacBook Air (13-inch Mid 2013):
      ‌MD760xx/A MD761xx/A
  • MacBook Air (11-inch Early 2014):
      MD711xx / B MD712xx/B
  • MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2014):
      MD760xx/B MD761xx / B
  • MacBook Air (11-inch Early 2015):
      MJVM2xx/A MJVP2xx/A
  • MacBook Air (13-inch Early 2015):
      MJVE2xx/A MJVG2xx/A MMGF2xx/A MMGG2xx/A
  • MacBook Air (13-inch from 2017):
      MQD32xx/A MQD42xx/A MQD52xx/A
  • MacBook Air (2018 13-inch Retina):
      MRE82xx/A MREA2xx/A MREE2xx/A MRE92xx/A MREC2xx/A MREF2xx/A MUQT2xx/A MUQU2xx/A MUQV2xx / A
  • MacBook Air (2019 13-inch Retina):
      MVFH2xx/A MVFJ2xx/A MVFK2xx / A MVFL2xx/A MVFM2xx/A MVFN2xx/A MVH62xx/A MVH82xx/A
  • MacBook Air (2020 13-inch Retina):
      MVH22xx/A MVH42xx/A MVH52xx/A MWTJ2xx/A MWTK2xx/A MWTL2xx/A
  • MacBook Air (M1 2020):
      MGN63xx/A MGN93xx/A MGND3xx/A MGN73xx/A MGNA3xx/A MGNE3xx/A

MacBook Pro models

Apple MacBook Pro

  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2008):
      MB133xx/A MB134xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2008): MB166xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008):
      MB470xx/A MB471xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2009): MB604xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009):
      MB991xx/A MB990xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.53GHz Mid 2009): ‌MC118xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009):
      MB985xx/A MB986xx / A
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2009):
      MC226xx / A
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010):
      MC375xx/A MC374xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2010):
      MC373xx/A MC372xx/A MC371xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch Mid 2010): ‌MC024xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011):
      MC724xx/A MC700xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011):
      MC723xx/A MC721xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch Early 2011): MC725xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011):
      MD314xx/A MD313xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011):
      MD322xx/A MD318xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch Late 2011): ‌MD311xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2012):
      MD101xx/A MD102xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2012):
      MD103xx/A MD104xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (Retina 15-inch Mid 2012):
    • No public data about the model (MacBookPro10,1)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina 13-inch Late 2012):
      MD212xx/A MD213xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (Retina 13-inch Early 2013):
      MD212xx/A ME662xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (Retina 15-inch Early 2013):
      ME664xx/A ME665xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (Retina 13-inch Late 2013):
      ME864xx/A ME865xx/A ME866xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (Retina 15-inch Late 2013):
      ME293xx/A ME294xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (Retina 13-inch Mid 2014):
      MGX72xx/A MGX82xx/A MGX92xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (Retina 15-inch Mid 2014):
      MGXC2xx/A MGXA2xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (Retina 13-inch Early 2015):
      MF839xx/A MF840xx/A MF841xx/A MF843xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (Retina 15-inch Early 2015):
      MJLQ2xx/A MJLT2xx/A MJLU2xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch with dual Thunderbolt 3 from 2016):
      MLL42xx/A MLUQ2xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch with four Thunderbolt 3 from 2016):
      MLH12xx/A MLVP2xx/A MNQF2xx/A MNQG2xx/A MPDK2xx/A MPDL2xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch from 2016):
      MLH32xx/A MLH42xx/A MLH52xx/A MLW72xx/A MLW82xx/A MLW92xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch with dual Thunderbolt 3 from 2017):
      MPXQ2xx/A MPXR2xx/A MPXT2xx/A MPXU2xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch with four Thunderbolt 3 from 2017):
      MPXV2xx/A MPXW2xx/A MPXX2xx/A MPXY2xx/A MQ002xx/A MQ012xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch from 2017):
      MPTR2xx/A MPTT2xx/A MPTU2xx/A MPTV2xx/A MPTW2xx/A MPTX2xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch with four Thunderbolt 3 from 2018):
      MR9Q2xx/A MR9R2xx/A MR9T2xx/A MR9U2xx/A MR9V2xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch from 2018):
      MR932xx/A MR942xx/A MR952xx/A MR962xx/A MR972xx/A MUQH2xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch with four Thunderbolt 3 from 2019):
      MV962xx/A MV972xx/A MV982xx/A MV992xx/A MV9A2xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch from 2019):
      MV902xx/A MV912xx/A MV922xx/A MV932xx/A MV942xx/A MV952xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch with dual Thunderbolt 3 from 2019):
      MUHN2xx/A MUHP2xx/a MUHQ2xx/A MUHR2xx/A MUHR2xx/B
  • MacBook Pro (16-inch from 2019):
      MVVJ2xx/A MVVK2xx/A MVVL2xx/A MVVM2xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch with dual Thunderbolt 3 from 2020):
      MXK32xx/A MXK52xx/A MXK62xx/A MXK72xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch with four Thunderbolt 3 from 2020):
      MWP42xx/A MWP52xx/A MWP62xx/A MWP72xx/A MWP82xx/A
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch M1 from 2020)
      MYD83xx/A MYD92xx/A MYDA2xx/A MYDC2xx/A

Find the serial number of the Mac

Once you know what model of Mac you have, you should know that this will not be unique and there will be thousands of users who have one just like yours. The serial number is what will make your computer unique and differentiate it from the rest. This number can also be key to knowing its guarantee or accessing a repair, as well as to report it if it is stolen.

The Mac case can be key

If you still have the original Mac box, you can find its serial number on the back or on one of its sides. It usually appears near a barcode identified as a Serial Number or similar. Of course, remember that if you had to take the Mac in for repair and they had to give you a replacement, the serial number that appears on the original box will not match.

On the device chassis

Apple places the serial number printed on the chassis of its computers. Although its location may vary depending on the model, as a general rule it is usually found at the bottom of laptops and desktops, while in iMacs it is at the back of the screen.

From About This Mac

Mac serial number

If the Mac works correctly and you can access the operating system, you will be able to find the serial number information in the same section that you found the exact model of Mac. To do this you must go to the Apple menu and click on About this Mac and, once there, go to the general tab and note that the serial number is the one that appears as the last information. If you mac is old and you have a version of OS X installed instead of macOS, you will find a window like the one on the right in the image above. In that case you must double click on the version number to display the serial number.

Other macOS options

There is another section where you can find the serial number accompanied by other relevant information. For that you must open the System Information application (if you press cmd + space a search box opens that will allow you to find it). Once this window opens, you must click on Hardware and you will see that all the information of the Mac model appears, including the one you are looking for.

Mac Information

From another Apple device

If you don't have access to the Mac you want to check and you're not even near the box, you can check its serial number from another computer that has internet access. Regardless of whether it is a Mac, Windows computer or an iOS or Android mobile, you must open the browser and go to the apple id website . Once you are in this section, you must go to the Devices section, select your Mac and the information related to it will appear.