Apple has released many different iMacs in recent years. It is therefore not surprising that you no longer know exactly which version you have. In this article, we’ll explain how to find out which iMac you have.
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Which iMac do I have? That’s how you find out
The iMac is without a doubt one of Apple’s most iconic products. Over the years, the company has marketed many models and sometimes the (external) differences are minimal. Especially when your computer is a bit older, it is therefore not surprising that you sometimes say “Which iMac do I actually have?” have thought.
Fortunately, it is quite easy to find out which model you have. This information is useful, for example, when you are going to have your computer repaired. By specifying exactly which Apple computer you have, you can be helped sooner.
Here’s how to check which iMac model you have:
- Start up your iMac and click on the Apple logo at the top left of the screen;
- Select ‘About This Mac’, the option at the top of the expanded menu;
- The screen that now appears will tell you which iMac you have, for example ‘iMac (27-inch, Mid 2019)’.
Can’t start the iMac anymore? Then try to find out which model you have through the packaging. If you purchased the computer yourself or from an authorized retailer, the purchase receipt should also state which model it is.
Is the model not on the packaging or invoice? Then try to find out the serial number of your device. This can usually be found next to the barcode. Write down the serial number and then enter it on the official Apple website to find out which iMac you have.
The above options do not work? Then you can always try to look for the Apple part number on the packaging or iMac itself. This number is similar to ‘MMQA2xx / A’, where ‘xx’ is a variable that varies by country. You can then use this part number to find out which model you have via the official Apple website.
Check other Apple devices
Do you want to know exactly what kind of iPad, iPhone or MacBook you have? That is also very easy to find out. On the MacBook it works exactly the same as described above. On the iPhone and iPad, on the other hand, you dive into the Settings app. The guides below provide detailed instructions on how to find out which Apple device you have:
→ Which iPhone do I have? This is how you check it in 3 steps
→ recognize iPad: this is how you find out which iPad you have
→ Which MacBook do I have? This is how you check it in 3 steps