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How do I identify the model of my MacBook?

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Whether you have a MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, follow our guide on how to identify which model you have and find out what the specifications are and which version of the OS you can use.

Which model of MacBook do I have?

If you can sign into your MacBook then you can find your model with the following process…

  1. Click on the Apple logo in the top-left of the menu bar
  2. Select “About This Mac” from the drop-down that appears
identify macbook model
  1. Now click on the “System Report…” button

If you can’t use the MacBook then you can find the serial number on the underside of your device (or on the original packaging) and then use this to find your model number via Apple’s Check Coverage page.

What are the specifications of my MacBook?

The MacBook information below will guide you to specifications, supplied by Apple, for the various MacBook products.

Some MacBooks carry the same model numbers – you’ll need to find the part number of your product in this case. However, this information is only available on the original packaging – where this isn’t available, you will need to know the age of release of your MacBook to differentiate it.

What’s the latest version of the OS that my MacBook is compatible with?

In the information tables below, where a “Newest OS” is specified, this means that the MacBook can’t be upgraded to the latest release and the version listed here is the latest that it is compatible with.

MacBook Information

Product: MacBook

Model NumberSpecificationsNewest OSPart Numbers
MacBook10,1MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, 2017)MNYF2XX/A, MNYG2XX/A, MNYH2XX/A, MNYJ2XX/A, MNYK2XX/A, MNYL2XX/A, MNYM2XX/A, MNYN2XX/A
MacBook9,1MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2016)MLH72xx/A, MLH82xx/A, MLHA2xx/A, MLHC2xx/A, MLHE2xx/A, MLHF2xx/A, MMGL2xx/A, MMGM2xx/A
MacBook8,1MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)MF855xx/A, MF865xx/A, MJY32xx/A, MJY42xx/A, MK4M2xx/A, MK4N2xx/A
MacBook7,1MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010)macOS High Sierra 10.13.6MC516xx/A
MacBook6,1MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009)macOS High Sierra 10.13.6MC207xx/A
MacBook5,2MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)OS X El Capitan 10.11.6MC240xx/A
MacBook5,2MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009)OS X El Capitan 10.11.6MB881xx/A

Product: MacBook Air

Model NumberSpecificationsNewest OSPart Numbers
MacBookAir10,1MacBook Air (M1, 2020)MGN63xx/A, MGN93xx/A, MGND3xx/A, MGN73xx/A, MGNA3xx/A, MGNE3xx/A
MacBookAir9,1MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020)MVH22xx/A, MVH42xx/A, MVH52xx/A, MWTJ2xx/A, MWTK2xx/A, MWTL2xx/A
MacBookAir8,2MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2019)MVFH2xx/A, MVFJ2xx/A, MVFK2xx/A, MVFL2xx/A, MVFM2xx/A, MVFN2xx/A, MVH62xx/A, MVH82xx/A
MacBookAir8,1MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2018)MRE82xx/A, MREA2xx/A, MREE2xx/A, MRE92xx/A, MREC2xx/A, MREF2xx/A, MUQT2xx/A, MUQU2xx/A, MUQV2xx/A
MacBookAir7,2MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017)MQD32xx/A, MQD42xx/A, MQD52xx/A
MacBookAir7,2MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)MJVE2xx/A, MJVG2xx/A, MMGF2xx/A, MMGG2xx/A
MacBookAir7,1MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)MJVM2xx/A, MJVP2xx/A
MacBookAir6,2MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)MD760xx/B, MD761xx/B
MacBookAir6,1MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014)MD711xx/B, MD712xx/B
MacBookAir6,2MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)MD760xx/A, MD761xx/A
MacBookAir6,1MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)MD711xx/A, MD712xx/A
MacBookAir5,2MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012)macOS Catalina 10.15.7MD231xx/A, MD232xx/A
MacBookAir5,1MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012)macOS Catalina 10.15.7MD223xx/A, MD224xx/A
MacBookAir4,2MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2011)macOS High Sierra 10.13.6MC965xx/A, MC966xx/A
MacBookAir4,1MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011)macOS High Sierra 10.13.6MC968xx/A, MC969xx/A
MacBookAir3,2MacBook Air (13-inch, Late 2010) macOS High Sierra 10.13.6MC503xx/A, MC504xx/A
MacBookAir3,1MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010)macOS High Sierra 10.13.6MC505xx/A, MC506xx/A
MacBookAir2,1MacBook Air (Mid 2009)OS X El Capitan 10.11.6MC505xx/A, MC233xx/A, MC234xx/A

Product: MacBook Pro

Model NumberSpecificationsNewest OSPart Numbers
MacBookPro17,1 MacBook Pro (13-inch, M1, 2020)MYD83xx/A, MYD92xx/A, MYDA2xx/A, MYDC2xx/A
MacBookPro16,3MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)MXK32xx/A, MXK52xx/A, MXK62xx/A, MXK72xx/A
MacBookPro16,2MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)MWP42xx/A, MWP52xx/A, MWP62xx/A, MWP72xx/A, MWP82xx/A 
MacBookPro16,1, MacBookPro16,4MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)MVVJ2xx/A, MVVK2xx/A, MVVL2xx/A, MVVM2xx/A
MacBookPro15,4MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)MUHN2xx/A, MUHP2xx/a, MUHQ2xx/A, MUHR2xx/A, MUHR2xx/B
MacBookPro15,1, MacBookPro15,3MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019)MV902xx/A, MV912xx/A, MV922xx/A, MV932xx/A, MV942xx/A, MV952xx/A
MacBookPro15,2MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)MV962xx/A, MV972xx/A, MV982xx/A, MV992xx/A, MV9A2xx/A
MacBookPro15,1MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)MR932xx/A, MR942xx/A, MR952xx/A, MR962xx/A, MR972xx/A, MUQH2xx/A
MacBookPro15,2MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2018, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)MR9Q2xx/A, MR9R2xx/A, MR9T2xx/A, MR9U2xx/A, MR9V2xx/A
MacBookPro14,3MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)MPTR2xx/A, MPTT2xx/A, MPTU2xx/A, MPTV2xx/A, MPTW2xx/A, MPTX2xx/A
MacBookPro14,2MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)MPXV2xx/A, MPXW2xx/A, MPXX2xx/A, MPXY2xx/A, MQ002xx/A, MQ012xx/A
MacBookPro14,1MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)MPXQ2xx/A, MPXR2xx/A, MPXT2xx/A, MPXU2xx/A
MacBookPro13,3MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)MLH32xx/A, MLH42xx/A, MLH52xx/A, MLW72xx/A, MLW82xx/A, MLW92xx/A
MacBookPro13,2MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)MLH12xx/A, MLVP2xx/A, MNQF2xx/A, MNQG2xx/A, MPDK2xx/A, MPDL2xx/A
MacBookPro13,1MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)MLL42xx/A, MLUQ2xx/A
MacBookPro11,4, MacBookPro11,5MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)MJLQ2xx/A, MJLT2xx/A, MJLU2xx/A
MacBookPro12,1MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)MF839xx/A, MF840xx/A, MF841xx/A, MF843xx/A
MacBookPro11,2, MacBookPro11,3MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)MGXC2xx/A, MGXA2xx/A
MacBookPro11,1MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014)MGX72xx/A, MGX82xx/A, MGX92xx/A
MacBookPro11,2, MacBookPro11,3MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)ME293xx/A, ME294xx/A
MacBookPro11,1MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013)ME864xx/A, ME865xx/A, ME866xx/A
MacBookPro10,1MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)macOS Catalina 10.15.7ME664xx/A, ME665xx/A
MacBookPro10,2MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013)macOS Catalina 10.15.7MD212xx/A, ME662xx/A
MacBookPro10,2MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)macOS Catalina 10.15.7MD212xx/A, MD213xx/A
MacBookPro10,1MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2012)macOS Catalina 10.15.7
MacBookPro9,1MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012)macOS Catalina 10.15.7MD103xx/A, MD104xx/A
MacBookPro9,2MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)macOS Catalina 10.15.7MD101xx/A, MD102xx/A
MacBookPro8,3MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011)macOS High Sierra 10.13.6MD311xx/A
MacBookPro8,2MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2011)macOS High Sierra 10.13.6MD322xx/A, MD318xx/A
MacBookPro8,1MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)macOS High Sierra 10.13.6MD314xx/A, MD313xx/A
MacBookPro8,3MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)macOS High Sierra 10.13.6MC725xx/A
MacBookPro8,2MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)macOS High Sierra 10.13.6MC723xx/A, MC721xx/A
MacBookPro8,1MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011)macOS High Sierra 10.13.6MC724xx/A, MC700xx/A
MacBookPro6,1MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010)macOS High Sierra 10.13.6MC024xx/A
MacBookPro6,2MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010)macOS High Sierra 10.13.6MC373xx/A, MC372xx/A, MC371xx/A
MacBookPro7,1MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010)macOS High Sierra 10.13.6MC375xx/A, MC374xx/A
MacBookPro5,2MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009)OS X El Capitan 10.11.6MC226xx/A
MacBookPro5,3MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2009)OS X El Capitan 10.11.6MB985xx/A, MB986xx/A
MacBookPro5,3MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009)OS X El Capitan 10.11.6MC118xx/A
MacBookPro5,5MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)OS X El Capitan 10.11.6MB991xx/A, MB990xx/A
MacBookPro5,2MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2009)OS X El Capitan 10.11.6MB604xx/A
MacBookPro5,1MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008)OS X El Capitan 10.11.6MB470xx/A, MB471xx/A
MacBookPro4,1MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008)OS X El Capitan 10.11.6MB166xx/A
MacBookPro4,1MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008)OS X El Capitan 10.11.6MB133xx/A, MB134xx/A

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