Help Me Find My Mac

Enter the serial number for your Mac below and press submit. You can find your serial number on a sticker on your Mac, or by going Apple Menu > About This Mac, then clicking the More Info button. This brings up System Profiler, and on the Hardware Overview that is displayed by default you should see your serial number, and be able to copy/paste it. You can also locate your Mac from its Model Identifier with our Model ID picker.

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Intel iMacs

iMac Intel 2012 and Later

Intel iMac Slim Unibody

These slim Unibody iMacs were introduced in Late 2012.

They differ from the earlier models by their thinner screen that tapers to 5mm at its thinnest point.

iMac Intel 2007 - 2011

Intel iMac Aluminium

This Aluminium iMac is clearly distinguished from the earlier model by the different coloured case. This page covers iMacs made from Mid 2007 until the 2011 revision (which was sold until Late 2012).

It is somewhat similar to to the slim Unibody models introduced in Late 2012, but those machines have a much thinner screen that tapers to 5mm thickness at its thinnest point.

iMac Intel White

Intel iMac White

The first iMacs made with an Intel processor were in a similar white case to the iMac G5s

The easiest way to distinguish between them is to open System Profiler and see the CPU type. This machine uses an Intel processor.

Flat-Panel PowerPC iMacs

iMac G5

iMac G5

This, the last in the PowerPC based iMacs, uses the G5 processor. All the parts of the computer are built into the flat-screen, making this machine easilly distinguishable from earlier iMacs.

The machine does look very similar to the White Intel iMacs, and you should check the CPU type. This machine uses a PowerPC G5 processor.

iMac G4

iMac G4

The G4 based Apple iMac is completely unique. It has a flat-panel monitor mounted on a domed base.

CRT iMacs/eMacs

eMac G4


The Apple eMac is somewhat similar to the G3 iMacs in that both are computers built into CRT monitors.

The eMacs are all white, and they have a 17" screen, rather than the 15" screen on the G3 iMacs.

iMac G3
Slot Loader

iMac Slot Loader

This second major revision of the G3 iMac was a very long-running machine, and came in a wide variety of colours.

Like the previous G3 iMacs these are an all-in-one design based on a 15" CRT - there is also a 17" CRT based machine called the eMac.

The distinguishing feature of these machines compared to the older G3 iMacs, is that these machines have a slot-loading CD drive - the CD is inserted into a slot on the front of a the machine, with no ejectable CD tray.

iMac G3
Tray Loader

iMac Tray Loader

The original G3 iMacs were a revolution in computer design, a colourful all-in-one unit based around a 15" CRT monitor.

These machines can be distinguished from the eMac by the 15" CRT on the iMac compared to the 17" on the eMac.

To tell the difference between these and the later iMacs is the CD unit. These earlier machines have a standard tray-loading CD drive, with the later iMacs CDs are inserted into a slot.

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