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This also works… ioreg -l | grep IOPlatformSerialNumber


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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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It's not normal, but it might be nothing. The next reinstall of the OS or an update might populate that field for you. As far as I can tell, some time during installation the OS checks with Apple and downloads a localized string to represent the hardware. Since you're not US - perhaps there was an outage or an error localizing the string. Unless there's ...


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Someone stole my iPads last week and I didn't have the serial numbers. I found the serial numbers on appleid.apple.com. Once, logged in, scroll down to Devices and click view details. You will need to answer your security questions, but any of your devices that are linked to Apple ID will be shown with their serial numbers. I hope this helps someone.


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Yes. They come with unique serial number. You can find the serial number as per Apple Support Document. Mac mini: How to find the serial number In Mac OS X On most computers with Mac OS X, you can find the serial number in the About This Mac window. On the surface of the computer On Mac mini (Mid 2010 and later) computers, the serial number is printed ...


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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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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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C++ example: #include <CoreFoundation/CoreFoundation.h> #include <IOKit/IOKitLib.h> std::string getSerialNumber() { CFStringRef serial; char buffer[32] = {0}; std::string seriaNumber; io_service_t platformExpert = IOServiceGetMatchingService(kIOMasterPortDefault, ...


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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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Have you tried looking at the I/O Kit Registry? Here is a link to the man page for ioreg provided by apple. Try this command to reveal the system's serial number: ioreg -l | grep IOPlatformSerialNumber


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If the main thing you're after is the serial number, you can use Terminal to fetch it. More specifically: Launch Terminal Copy and paste the following command: ioreg -l | grep IOPlatformSerialNumber Press return NOTE: If the above doesn't work then something strange is going on. However, depending on the model of MacBook, you may be able to remove the ...


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Question 1a: We don't know all the steps you have taken (and you may not remember all of them very clearly) in your reinstall. So hard to say why. The most common causes are some hardware change, but you say this does not apply in your case. Of the steps you mention using dd is the only unusual step - I would have used Disk Utility in Internet Recovery. ...


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In short: No, you can't Why? Well, according to Apple, Find My Mac is the only Apple service that can help track or locate a lost Mac. If you didn’t set up Find My Mac before your Mac was lost, you can’t locate it, this includes the serial number. What Can You Try? Your best bet would be to "report your lost or stolen Mac to local law enforcement. They ...


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If you have AppleCare phone support, one could, in theory, use your serial number to contact AppleCare for free support. Otherwise, there's no risk to sharing a serial number when selling your Mac.


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You have a recent generation of Mac mini. They come without the Optical Drive. To determine the serial number of your Mac mini (or any Mac for that matter), click on the  menu item in the Menu Bar, select About This Mac. You will see the serial number mentioned in the window that opens. This window will also specify the model and year of your Mac mini. ...


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Yes. Serial numbers are hard coded / written to Apple main board / logic boards. Unless you use a service tool, you would end up with a new serial after the swap.


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My girlfriend's 2009 white MacBook lost it's serial number after upgrading to OS X El Capitan. Didn't realise this until it refused to log in to iCloud, AppStore etc. and started digging around. I can say that even though Apple won't admit or explain why this happens, I know every change made to this machine. After 4 months the keyboard became buggy and ...


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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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To make it easier to remember, use a case insensitive search: ioreg -l | grep -i serialnumber | grep -i platform


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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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I may have misunderstood your question, but it's not clear what you mean by: my account works fine on other machines with different serials, yet even on this Mac Pro with a completely fresh install, it absolutely will not work. I'm not aware of any Apple ID account services that interrogate serial numbers. In fact, Apple instructs software developers the ...


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AFAIK, there is no way to clear a serial intentionally or by accident. The only way to get a blank system serial number is when the logic board is replaced. Replacement MLB only comes with a part serial number but it does not have a system serial number. I assume that you took your laptop to have it repaired? When a new logic board is replaced by Apple or ...


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I don't think you can. The information that you can get is available via System Profiler: system_profiler SPUSBDataType, which on my Macbook returns: Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad: Product ID: 0x0259 Vendor ID: 0x05ac (Apple Inc.) Version: 2.24 Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec Manufacturer: Apple Inc. Location ID: ...


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A general statement regarding Model Identifiers (example: iPad1,1) is first number indicates generation and the second number indicates variant. However, there are many instances where simply reading the model identifier and trying to decode it cannot identify a device. Comprehensive lists are available at EveryI and The iPhone Wiki. Note that there are ...


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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 Generation ...


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


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No, Currently there are no apps which would be assigning shutter count / serial number etc. Apps like that would have to keep on working on background and then edit Metadata of photos. On iOS, editing photo would need user's permission and would trigger an alert view saying "Do you want app to allow modify the photo" etc. So, creating such app is technically ...


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If you see an About This Mac window like the following, double-click the version number beneath “OS X” to reveal the serial number:


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I'd start with resetting the NVRAM and SMC (in that order) as there's really no harm in trying that first. Before following the steps below, ensure you have no external hardware connected and that you're using the built-in keyboard. Reset the NVRAM Reset the NVRAM on your MBA as follows: Shut down your machine. Yes, a full shut down, not just logging out. ...


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