With there being many different MacBook models available from Apple over the years, including the Air and the Pro, identifying which MacBook you have can be tricky at times. Our guide will help you to identify which MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro you have by using the model number as the identifier.
Identifying your MacBook Using ‘Model Numbers’
MacBook model numbers are often found on the underside, making identification quick and easy.
|MacBook Pro 14-inch||2021||A2442|
|MacBook Pro 16-inch||2021||A2485|
|MacBook Pro M1 13-inch||2020||A2338|
|MacBook Air M1 13-inch||2020||A2337|
|MacBook Pro 13-inch||2020||A2289, A2251|
|MacBook Air 13-inch||Early 2020||A2179|
|MacBook Pro 16-inch (With TouchBar)||Late 2019||A2141|
|MacBook Air 13-inch||Late 2018-2019||A1932|
|MacBook Pro 13-inch (Without TouchBar)||Late 2016-2019||A1708|
|MacBook Pro 15-inch (With TouchBar)||Late 2016 – 2019||A1707, A1990|
|MacBook Pro 13-inch (With TouchBar)||Late 2016 – 2019||A1706, A1989, A2159|
|MacBook 12-inch Retina||2015-2019||A1534|
|MacBook Pro Retina 13-inch||2012-2015||A1502, A1425|
|MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch||2012-2015||A1398|
|MacBook Air 13-inch||2010-2018||A1466, A1369|
|MacBook Air 11-inch||2010-2017||A1465, A1370|
|MacBook Pro 15-inch||2008-2012||A1286|
|MacBook Pro 13-inch||2008-2012||A1278|
Identifying your MacBook Using ‘About This Mac’
An alternative way to find out which MacBook you have is by using the About this Mac feature. From the Apple menu, in the corner of your screen, choose “About This Mac”. You will then see an overview of your Mac, including its model name and serial number.
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