The MacBook Pro Serial Number Code

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Date: Thursday, April 6th, 2006, 14:40
Category: MacBook Pro

As I previously reported early MacBook Pro’s shipped beginning with serial numbers beginning with W860. We’ve also determined that Apple changed the logic board to “Revision D” beginning with MacBooks starting with a W8612 serial number. The following is an approximate time line of MacBook Pro serial numbers:
– W8607 – Manufactured: Feb 12-18 – Received: Feb 20 – Initial shipments
– W8610 – Manufactured: March 05-11 – Revision C
– W8612 – Manufactured: March 19-25 – Revision D
– W8613 – Manufactured: March 26-April 01 – Revision D (Thanks Chris)
UPDATE: Here’s how to decode your MBP serial number: W8607 means that the unit was manufactured in facility W8 in the 7th week of 2006.
What is your MBP serial number? When did you purchase it? Help your fellow MacBook Pro owners with your info!


As I previously reported early MacBook Pro’s shipped beginning with serial numbers beginning with W860. We’ve also determined that Apple changed the logic board to “Revision D” beginning with MacBooks starting with a W8612 serial number. The following is an approximate time line of MacBook Pro serial numbers:
– W8607 – Manufactured: Feb 12-18 – Received: Feb 20 – Initial shipments
– W8610 – Manufactured: March 05-11 – Revision C
– W8612 – Manufactured: March 19-25 – Revision D
– W8613 – Manufactured: March 26-April 01 – Revision D (Thanks Chris)
UPDATE: Here’s how to decode your MBP serial number: W8607 means that the unit was manufactured in facility W8 in the 7th week of 2006.
What is your MBP serial number? When did you purchase it? Help your fellow MacBook Pro owners with your info!

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3 Responses to “The MacBook Pro Serial Number Code”

  1. I have a MacBook Pro with serial W8609. What does that mean. And yes is suffers from the issues that the inital macbooks unfortunately do, see my URL. (Hope that doesnt count as a comertial link)

  2. I just the W8613. It gets hot, but not as hot as I feared reading the previous comments.
    N whining sounds, sometimes I hear the CPU, but that’s no issue at all.
    I guess I’m lucky.

  3. Serial number W8625****** purchased online via Apple Education store 2006/07/09, shipped 2006/07/10.
    25th week of 2006 means the unit was manufactured in the week of June 18, 2006, a mere three weeks before my purchase.