The Apple serial number decoder
Decode Apple serial numbers on any Apple device
serial numbers are normally printed on the back or bottom of the device, a few other places they can be found are :-
- For an Apple Mac within "About this Mac"
- For an Apple iPhone/iPad on the about screen (Settings > General > About)
- For a modern Apple iPhone it may also be printed on the SIM tray
- For Apple AirPods it's on the underside of the lid, the packaging or when connected to it it's on the about screen (Settings>General>About>AirPods)
- For an Apple HomePod it will be on the bottom of the device
There are a few Apple
serial number formats and this tool supports them all from the 80s to current day. Classic Mac serial number decoding is a work in progress but should return a date at least.
Apple serial numbers are 10 to 15 characters long (letters and numbers) and don't contain any spaces, dots, hyphens or slashes. If yours has a slash or is short (perhaps starting with an A) that is the Apple
model number and you should use my Apple model number decoder
instead. For details of how this tool works and how it differs from other Apple
tools see the how it works
page. For modern (post-2010) 12 character serial numbers you can replace digits 6, 7 and 8 with an x (or any letter) to avoid sending your unique serial number. They are the only characters in the serial number that are unique to your item but do not affect decoding. Unfortunately due to abuse direct linking to results is no longer allowed.
You may also be interested in my Samsung EAN decoder
or Sony EAN decoder
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