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Identifying your MacBook
Product Name Model Number Year Released
MacBook Pro 15 Retina A1398 2012-2015
MacBook Pro 13 Retina A1502, A1425 2012-2015
MacBook Pro 12 Retina A1534 2015-2018
MacBook Pro 15 Unibody A1278, A1286 2008-2012

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Identify your MacBook Pro model

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The model number can be found on the bottom side of your MacBook.

I have an app called “Mactracker” and it gives statistics for (allegedly) all of the various Mac hardware options.

Here is some info on model number A1278:

The A1278 identifier is the model number. It references the “generation” of your particular device, but it can span many years.

For example, A1278 is the model number for the Late 2008 13 inch Aluminum MacBook and the 13 inch MacBook Pro going from Mid 2009 through Mid 2012.

When it gets a significant change, like it did in Early 2013, it will get a new number (A1425)

ifixit.com has an excellent utility that illustrates this clearly

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