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Is there a way I can tell what year a MacBook was manufactured without asking someone at Apple? – Quora

The only way to be sure is to look up the serial number against a 3rd party service.

You can check in the Apple Menu > About this Mac, however the model name can be misleading as some Macs haven’t been updated in many years. For example, if I were to purchase a new Mac mini today, the Mac model year would still say Mac mini (Late 2014) or a new Mac Pro would say Mac Pro (Late 2013) even though they are still current models.

My go-to source is Apple Serial Number Info – enter the serial number there and you’ll receive lots of information about your Mac, including an estimated build date (week and year of manufacture)

Source: Kai Howells’s answer to Is there a way I can tell what year a MacBook was manufactured without asking someone at Apple? – Quora

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