How To Tell What Imac I Have Based On Exterior?


Find the serial number printed on the underside of your Mac, near the regulatory markings. It’s also on the original packaging, next to a barcode label. You can then enter that serial number on the Check Coverage page to find your model.


The serial number of your iMac is printed on its surface. To find it, shut down your iMac and unplug any connected cables so you can safely move it. Then gently lay the computer face-down on a soft, clean towel or cloth. The serial number is on the underside of the base (or foot) of the iMac, along with a bar code and regulatory markings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know my IMAC model?

Hear this out loudPauseFrom the Apple menu  in the corner of your screen, choose About This Mac. You should see an overview of your Mac, including its model name and serial number.

Where is the serial number on the outside of my Mac?

Depending on the product, you can find your serial number:

  1. On the surface of your product.
  2. On a Mac, by choosing About This Mac from the Apple menu.
  3. On an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iPod, or Apple Watch, in Settings > General > About.
  4. In the Finder or iTunes, if your product syncs with your computer.

How do I find my Apple model number?

Hear this out loudPauseGo to Settings > General > About. To the right of Model, you'll see the part number. To see the model number, tap the part number.

What year is IMAC Model A1224?

2009For a Serial Number lookup, be sure to enter the entire serial number.

Intro.March 3, 2009October 20, 2009
Order MB417LL/A A1224 (EMC 2266)
Family Early 2009 iMac9,1
RAM 2 GB 256 MB
Storage 320 GB HDD 8X DL "SuperDrive"

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How can I tell if my iMac is an iMac?

Your Mac provides several tools to help you identify it. The simplest is About This Mac, available by choosing About This Mac from the Apple menu  in the upper-left corner of your screen. The other is the System Information app. Learn how to use these tools to identify your Mac.

Where do I find the model number on my iMac?

With most versions of macOS, you can find your computer's serial number and model information in the About This Mac window. Choose Apple () menu > About This Mac. The window that appears lists your computer's model name—for example, iMac (Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015)—and serial number.

What should you know before you buy an iMac?

Every all-in-one computer requires at least a few tradeoffs. Before you decide that an iMac would look stunning on your desk, let's take a closer look at some of the tradeoffs and see whether an iMac is a good fit for your needs. The iMac's design limits the types of expansion that end users can perform, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

What should you know about the iMac Retina Display?

Besides the pixel density, Apple has gone to great effort to ensure the Retina displays have a wide color gamut, meeting or exceeding the DCI-P3 gamut range. If you worry about color space, then the iMac’s Retina display is an excellent choice.

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