- How can I identify my MacBook?
- What are the differences between MacBooks?
- Which MacBook do I have?
Are you trying to find out which version of the Apple MacBook you own? This is a common question from MacBook owners because Apple has released new models under the same name. This can cause problems, for example; when you’re looking to buy a MacBook accessory or MacBook case which is designed for a specific MacBook.
This article aims to tell you the main differences between the recent models of the MacBook so you can work out which model you have or want to buy.
In May 2006, Apple released the first generation black and white MacBook. A unibody aluminum MacBook was subsequently introduced in October 2008. Then in October 2009, a unibody polycarbonate MacBook was introduced.
For the purposes of identifying your MacBook, we now refer to the model using the date it was first introduced i.e. MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009).
How to identify your MacBook
Note: These instructions are only for the MacBook 13″ and not the MacBook Pro.
Find out at least one of the following pieces of information:
- Serial Number: on the bottom of the case / the battery bay or system information
- Model Number: on the box, receipt or system information
- Configuration: on the box, receipt or system information
Use the information from STEP ONE to find your MacBook in the table below. This will give you the date it was released and allow you to identify which cases and accessories work with your MacBook.
|MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009)
|MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)
|MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)
|MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009)
|MacBook (13-inch, Late 2008)
|MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008)
|MacBook (13-inch, Late 2007)
|MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2007)
|MacBook (Late 2006)
||13″/1.83 GHz/60 GB/Combo
||13″/2 GHz/60 GB/SuperDrive
||13″/2 GHz/80 GB/SuperDriv
Once you know which MacBook you have, why not visit our MacBook Accessories Shop or buy a MacBook Case.