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The system_profiler command is perhaps the best tool for the job (assuming you are on 10.3 or newer), but you can also use ioreg for the task. system_profiler SPHardwareDataType is the data type that contains the core hardware information, and you can use grep or awk to pare things down further as needed: system_profiler SPHardwareDataType | awk '/Serial/ ...


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Can they, yes. Do they any/every time you sign in to the App Store, I think not. Apple would probably be able to collate your device's anonymous and unique ID with your Apple ID if you opt in or agree explicitly to a question that informs you that the serial number will be checked to verify eligibility for a specific product. You might capture the ...


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A lack of a visible serial number should not affect your Mac. Apple does not guarantee a serial number will be set. Technical Note 1103 warns developers not to rely on a serial number being available to uniquely identify a Mac. The technical note suggests the serial number can vanish if hardware components are changed. Other reasons appear to be possible ...


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TUAW has an article on this problem, the author had his logic board replaced and apple did not reset the serial number. In essence he did software trouble shooting, reinstalled the os.... at some point he realized he did not have his serial number. As per a comment Apple or an authorize service providers have software that is able to reapply serial numbers ...


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This also works… ioreg -l | grep IOPlatformSerialNumber


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The serial number will allow you to view the model and technical specifications of the phone. Using this information, you can 1) find the original iOS the phone ran, and 2) find out the iOS(s) with which the device is compatible with. However, you can't remotely find the current iOS version or specific update to that version based on the serial number ...


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I have an OS X client VM within VMware Fusion. It does have a serial number (starting with VMW...). This is different to the host Mac. VMware Fusion seems to generate the serial automatically, but it is not obviously stored in the vm's configuration files. Also not mentioned in the vm logs. My guess is that it is 'burnt' into the .nvram file when the ...


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I've found how you do it. With Xcode installed, open your terminal and run: open ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iPod.plist This will open the property list editor. Navigate down to Root -> Devices and look under each device to recognise the one you're looking for. There are 2 identifying factors: DeviceClass (which can be iPod, iPhone or iPad) and ...


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How to get serial numbers for displays: Go to /Library/Preferences/com.apple.windowserver.plist. Open this with TextWrangler or a similar utility. Look for a DisplaySerialNumber key with an integer value that isn't 0. With any luck, this should be the s/n of your display. If you haven't used this display for a while, the records of it may be gone. Also, it ...


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To my knowledge, each and every time your Mac will send a serial number to Apple, you are prompted to explain this and why it will be sent as well as whatever information is needed. You can see this in action from the System Information app: When you click the "Check my service..." item you will see this alert: Similar notifications are presented when ...


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Few ways found after searching - 1. Mac Tracker Mactracker provides detailed information on every Apple Macintosh computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported OS versions, and expansion options. Also included is information on Apple mice, keyboards, displays, printers, scanners, speakers, ...


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The iPhone 3GS model number is A1303, so I'm guessing that if you're looking at your serial number, it's somewhere with the model number appended to the beginning. To see just your serial number, go to Settings > General > About. Once you have your serial number, the 3rd character will be production year, the 4th and 5th characters will make up the ...


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The Mac equivalent of a UDID is a Serial Number. It can be found by click "About This Mac" in the  menu, and clicking twice on the version number.


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Most likely it will not generate a hardware serial number as there is no underlying hardware. And Macs don't require a hardware to even be programmed into the logic board (sometimes the Apple Geniuses forget to program them in when replacing your logic board, for instance). I'm at work, away from my Macs, but as a test I checked the hardware serial number ...


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If you're running Yosemite or later, click Apple symbol (top left) -> About This Mac & it's there.


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In addition to Max Ried's answer, several more sites share EveryMac.com's functionality, including the following: PowerBookMedic Apple Serial Number Info http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html (English translation is on the site) Apple support website (this is really a search for tech specs, and I think you've already mentioned it in your ...


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Go to  > About this computer > System Report... > And there you will find Hardware UUID


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As far as I know, an iPhone is linked to an Apple ID until it is released by the owner or by Apple techs (like when your phone is traded for a new one, rather than being repaired and returned to you). This is intended to prevent theft; you can't just take someone's phone because they have to release it from their Apple ID first. If they don't, the phone ...


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iOS-based devices: iPad (3rd Generation) (Wi-Fi + 3G CDMA) - NQV iPad Air 2 (Wi-Fi + Cellular) - 5YN iPad mini Retina (2nd Generation) (Wi-Fi) - CM9 iPhone 6 - 5MG iPod touch (5th Generation) - 4JR iPods (pre-iPod touch): 5th Generation (Late 2006) - V9K, V9P, V9M, V9R, V9L, V9N, V9Q, V9S, WU9, WUA, WUB, WUC, X3N (complete list per Apple) 5th ...


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Unfortunately, information would not be attainable simply through the serial number. It is unlikely that you obtained the incorrect battery, since AASP's source their parts from Apple to perform warranty-service repairs. I poked around online and noted that you are not the only one who has the bq20z45 part number from SMP, nor the only one to have a Full ...


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You can get any Mac's product manual from https://support.apple.com/manuals/C02PRT1XGCN3 Just add your serial number instead of the sample one I provided.


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The UUID is not the same as the serial number. When you use any Mac, some machine-specific preference files are created in your Library/Preferences/ByHost/ directory. The filenames are of the form com.apple.app.UUID.plist So, if you really want the UUID of a previously used machine, you can probably dig it up from some backups in that way. I don't know ...


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To get access to the serial # on the battery you would have to take the MBA apart? If you want to do that here are the instructions. It is easier to use the About This Mac.


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The battery serial number is written physically on the bottom of the battery: Also, in order to ensure at the official repair store that the battery is genuine (which was originally my purpose), the same serial number is on the box the battery comes in: ...and also in the official papers accompanying the repair part. Of course, both the box and the ...


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The logic board should carry the serial number, so the logical and most likely conclusion would be software corruption or perhaps a failure of the logic board. Check in terminal to see if the system information is truly missing: system_profiler SPHardwareDataType Towards the end of this listing should be a serial number field. Based on this result, you ...


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This will NOT work if you never registered and created an Apple ID! Login to icloud.com. At the top right you will see your little avatar (it's a circle and your name/Username will be next to it; click the name. At the bottom of the next page there will be listed all devices you have on that account. Select the appropriate one and the Serial number will ...


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Apple states in TN1103 "Once the serial number has been lost there is no means to restore it to the machine."


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Can you provide the part number? I think the standard English keyboard model is MD231LL/A (from the Apple US online store).


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The battery serial number is recorded in 4 places I have seen: Physically on the battery (and optionally on the box if you purchased the battery in a box as a separate item) In system profiler when the battery is installed in a running mac. I have asked at the genius bar from time to time for them to look and see if there are records from when the mac was ...



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