How to Identify Macs

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WIP

This guide focuses mainly on 2006 (Intel) to present Macs.

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Optical Drive

DOES have an optical drive.

  • MacBook 2006-2010 (A1181 and A1343)
  • MacBook Pro non retina 2006-2012 (silver key MacBook Pro, A1278, A1286, and A1297)
  • iMac 1997-2011 (Polycarbonate iMac, A1224, A1225, A1311, and A1312)
  • Mac Pro 2006-2012 (A1186 and A1289)

DOES NOT have an optical drive.

  • MacBook 2015-2017 (A1534)
  • MacBook Pro Retina 2012-2015 (A1425, A1398, and A1502
  • MacBook Pro USB C (A1706, A1707, A1708, A1989, A1990, A2159, A2141, A2289, and A2251)
  • MacBook Air 2008-current (A1237, A1304, A1369, A1370, A1465, A1466, A1932, and A2179)
  • iMac 2012-Current (A1418, A1419, A2115, A2116)
  • Mac Pro 2013 and 2019 (A1481, A1991)

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NON Retina

  • MacBook 2006-2010 (A1181 and A1343)
  • MacBook Pro non retina 2006-2012 (silver key MacBook Pro, A1278, A1286, and A1297)
  • MacBook Air 2008-2017 (A1237, A1304, A1369, A1370, A1465, and A1466)
  • iMac 1997-2011 (Polycarbonate iMac, A1224, A1225, A1311, and A1312)
  • iMac 2012-2017 (A1418 and 2012/2013 A1419)

Retina

  • MacBook 2015-2017 (A1534)
  • MacBook Pro Retina 2012-2015 (A1425, A1398, and A1502
  • MacBook Pro USB C (A1706, A1707, A1708, A1989, A1990, A2159, A2141, A2289, and A2251)
  • MacBook Air 2018-current (A1932 and A2179)
  • iMac 2014-Current (A1418, A1419, A2115, A2116)

ThunderBolt

DOES NOT have ThunderBolt

  • MacBook 2006-2010 (A1181 and A1343)
  • MacBook Pro non retina 2006-2012 (silver key MacBook Pro, A1278, A1286, and A1297)
  • MacBook Air 2008-2017 (A1237, A1304, A1369, A1370, A1465, and A1466)
  • iMac 1997-2011 (Polycarbonate iMac, A1224, A1225, A1311, and A1312)
  • iMac 2012-2017 (A1418 and 2012/2013 A1419)

DOES have ThunderBolt