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iPhone SE serial number

I have two iPhone SE (2nd Gen.) that I need to get the serial number. Normally, I would just look at the back of the device, but it seems the back of this model is just totally blank, with only the ...
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What exactly are the Serial Ports listed and why don't they have a "normal" numbering scheme?

In Mac one can list their serial ports using ls /dev/tty.* As per: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3815211/mac-command-line-list-available-serial-ports But something that baffles me when I do ...
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Hide actual serial number from application

I do not want certain applications to get my actual serial number (the one you get with ioreg -l | grep IOPlatformSerialNumber). How can the application get the serial number? Can I change the return ...
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Macbook Pro 11,3 No longer has a serial number

THE ISSUE: Mac OS No longer has a serial number and shows "Serial Number (system): Not Available" in system profiler. STEPS TO PRODUCE THE PROBLEM: I had a botched filesystem runnig mac os ...
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Changing the Logic Board on the Macbook, does it changes the serial number?

I have changed the Logic Board from my Macbook, is there any chance that the serial number is another different one from the original Macbook? I really need help. Thanks!
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Sharing serial number to a potential buyer?

I am selling my iMac over Facebook and a potential customer is asking for serial number. I am not really comfortable with the fact to share with him but do not know what will happen if I do or why he ...
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How do you find a lost serial number for a stolen Mac to make a police report?

How do you find a lost serial number for a stolen Mac to make a police report? What is the easiest way to recover a serial number without having the product box or receipt? Can you get it by using ...
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How to set missing serial number on MacBook Pro 2014

My MacBook pro model 2014 mid 15 inches, has lost serial number during upgrading the OS. I am having Catalina Os installed on the machine and have tried with a guide that tells about the Blank board ...
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Script to acknowledge if task already done then update text file/list

I plan to have a script run that will update our Macs with new Adobe licensing package/installer but I don't want it to run if the task has ran before. I'd like to see a script that can check for a ...
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Serial number and sound unavailable after taking apart MacBook Air to clean it

I decided to take apart my MBA by myself to clean it up. I know that it is wrong — it was my decision and I knew what to do. I did everything very carefully. After I put everything back my MBA works ...
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How can I find the serial number of my Mac mini?

Do Mac mini come with a unique serial number? How do I find it? It is a model without optical drive.
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How to perform a serial number search?

I am looking for a way to search the serial number (of Apple products such as iPhones, iPads, Macs, etc.), and get information about the original configuration of that specific device. I am aware of ...
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How to access my MacBook's Serial Number

A friend of mines has a MacBook with MacOS X 10.5.8 Leopard on it but it doesn't bear a serial number. We checked "About this Mac". We checked "System Information". And we even checked underneath ...
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How to find IMEI serial number on a WiFi Only Device

I have a WiFi only 4th generation iPad and to trade my device in I am being asked for an IMEI serial number that you would dial for on your dialer. However, my iPad does not have a dialer, and I ...
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Stolen MacBook Pro - Locating via Serial Number

Someone has broken into my apartment and stolen my MacBook Pro and my roommate's Mac. Neither of the two devices was logged in to iCloud. Is there a way to track my device through its serial number?
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Add iPhone shutter count and serial number to EXIF data

At present neither shutter count nor the iPhone serial number are embedded in iPhone picture metadata. Is there an app for that? Reason: Pictures come into a database from multiple sources. Using ...
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Apple logic board part number replacement issue

I'd like to replace my MBP unibody early 2011 logic board that's broken, so I don't know which is the right choice because two Apple part number seems to be available. The first one is 6616080 and the ...
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How to change serial number on a Mac Pro 5,1 (2010)?

This is a very odd request, but I've had quite the fight with Apple now for over a year on my AppleID account. It turns out that my legitimate Mac Pro's serial number has been somehow blacklisted ...
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Serial Number from Terminal

I am trying to find the serial number on my Mac through terminal, but am getting the error seen in the image below. If anyone can help me, that would be great, but I understand if you've never seen ...
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How can I find the serial number of my Apple Keyboard USB on a mac programmatically from the terminal?

I would like to retrieve the Apple USB Keyboard's serial number from a command to use in a script. What command can I use ?
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Clarification on Apple version identification?

I want to know the exact version of an older iPad. After looking up the serial number, it states iPad2,2. I know it is a second generation iPad, but what does the number after the comma identify? ...
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No version model of Macbook in 'About This Mac' section

What does it mean if there is no version model? Is it normal? I expect the money year after the words "MacBook Air" similar to this. I would like to buy this particular Mac, should I worry about it?
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Mac book pro manufacturing year [duplicate]

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?
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Cannot add a product to My Support Profile: "serial number is associated to another Apple ID"

I am trying to add the iMac I bought in 2011 to "My Support Profile". So I copied the serial number from the "About this Mac" window, but when I entered it, I got this message: I never had another ...
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Look up serial number of an apple device I used to have?

I used to have multiple ipads. Heavily used icloud with all of them and through out time sold them out after some use. Recently had to list the serial numbers of the apple devices I had over years and ...
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Spoofing a serial number on a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro that got liquid spilled on it. I cleaned it up and everything works except the fact that it no longer has a serial number. When I go to look at System Information, it says "Serial ...
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Can Apple collect my used Mac's serial number and other hardware information if I use my Apple ID on it?

I am doing research on privacy, and I need to know if Apple has the ability to pull hardware/software information from a device that has used an Apple ID to log into it and make purchases off the App ...
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Speed of Ram via serial Number

Is it possible to tell the speed of R.A.M of a Mac Mini by the serial number, and if so where would one do that? I need to know whether or not a Mac Mini is specifically Pc3-8500 through the serial ...
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Script/Workflow: Select item, print, save as PDF, name sequentially, down arrow to next item

Yet again I have a task to do that would be great to automate. Yet after searching for examples that are even close I am nowhere. Here is what I am trying to do: First I Perform a search by specific ...
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Is there a way to find out information on battery through macbook serial number?

i bought my MBP Retina display 13"(late 2013) 5 months ago; a week ago i had to change its battery at an authorised reseller when my small sister accidentally dropped a whole glass of water on it. i ...
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iOS Device Serial List

Does anyone know of a list of iOS serial numbers that marries the respective device types to the last 3 characters of the device serial? I know there are query sites out there where you can pump in ...
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How to add iPhone to my product list if it's already registered to another apple ID?

How to add my telephone serial number, if it's already registered on another ID? I got this phone in exchange for my broken previous one in tech. service, so I think that it was used by someone and ...
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Stolen Mac - Help Finding Serial Number?

My apartment was broken into yesterday and my Mac (Mavericks) is gone. I'm trying to dig up the serial number for the police, but I'm having zero luck. Here's what I've done so far, to no avail: ...
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Automated mass MAC Address and Serial Number collection with NetBoot or NetRestore

I work in an environment that utilizes OS X Server's NetBoot and NetRestore on a daily basis for preparing Macs for resale. I am working on a new, custom image for a customer that has a special ...
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How to find out MBA-2011 13" battery serial number on the battery?

I'm aware of ability to find out the battery serial number via About This Mac. Is it also written somewhere on a physical battery, to be read without turning Mac on? If so, where? Of course I'm ...
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MacBook Air serial number

I am seeking to find a Macbook Air serial number from within the backup files created by the Mountain Lion operating system and stored on an external hard drive. Exactly which file do I need to be ...
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Recognise installed iOS version by serial number?

This is a follow-up to this question. In short: I need to buy an iPhone 4S with iOS 7.0 (and this version specifically, not the latest 7.1). I have mailed an Apple reseller asking if they had any in ...
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is there any difference between part numbers?

Is there any difference between iPad Air part numbers? Like ll/a versus zp/e – for different countries. I want buy a new iPad Air and I stock between different part numbers.
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Risks of publishing the computer serial number on the Internet

I'm searching used Macs to buy in eBay. Some of the offered items show the computer's serial numbers in screenshots and/or plain text. Reading the Q&A Where to find factory list in apple serial ...
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Is there a way to find the age of a specific Mac?

Is there a way to decode the serial-number of your Mac to get more information ?
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How do I get my (lost) device's serial number from its UDID?

I lost an iPad, and I need the serial number - all I have of it is the UDID. The device is not registered, I don't have the box, and I don't have backups of it either. I suppose that calling Apple ...
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Retrieve Previous Computer Serial Number From Old Ext Hard Drive

This is a long shot, but I thought I'd ask anyways. I used to have an iMac 24" and the internal hard drive went bad on it. So I bought an external hard drive, installed OS 10.7 on it and booted the ...
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OS X Serial Number in VM

I was wondering after installation of Mountain Lion on VMWare or other virtualization softwares (on a mac) will it show the same "serial number" in "About This Mac"? And is it possible to customize ...
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Get iPad serial number on iCloud

My girlfriend and I have traveled to Singapore and her iPad has gotten stolen. We can't seem to find her iPad serial number anywhere (she never plugged it into her computers as it was backed up ...
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What causes a Mac to lose its serial number?

I upgrade my brand new late 2012 Mac Mini's drive to an SSD and changed the RAM. Now when looking up the serial number in "About this mac" or System Profiler it just says "System serial#" : The Mini ...
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What's the 'unique device identifier' (UDID) of a non-iOS device like a Macbook Pro running Mac OS X?

I wanted to know if the Hardware Serial Number associated with a Macbook Pro is itself treated as a UDID, or is there something else that uniquely identifies the device? I'll provide a little bit of ...
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Find original sales information of MacBook by serial number

Is there any way to figure out where my MacBook was sold and what the price was, by serial number only? I know how to get information from Apple based on a serial number, but they did not tell me ...
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How to check what keyboard type is installed in MacBook Air by serial number?

I have unpacked MacBookAir 13". How to check using serial number or other information from the box if MacBook is equipped with English keyboard layout or with other?
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Are Mac serial numbers sent to Apple?

Is the serial number (of a MacBook Pro, OS X 10.7) ever sent to Apple? For instance, is it automatically sent during system updates or app store connections?
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Grab list of Stats, Application Data, and Serials off OSX 10.6 to prepare for reformat and fresh install?

I need to reformat my 2007 OSX as it is now returning kernal errors. I want to install everything fresh but I have a lot of software and don't want to sit here making a list of everything installed as ...
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