How to identify mac book pro product manufacturing year? And not the product release date. example is mac book pro series launched in 2012 but what is its product manufactured date?
There's a freeware app from Micromat, the makers of TechTool Pro, called MachineProfile which will give detailed information…
It can even give away anomalies - for instance, my machine shows as a 2010 (which should make it a 4,1) & yet it registers as a 5,1. That's because it's had a hardware upgrade to 2012 spec.