Apple will transition to longer serial numbers for repair parts in October

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Apple will transition to longer serial numbers for repair parts in October
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Apple will begin using a newer and longer serial number format for iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch, and other product repair parts starting October 1, a few weeks after the expected launch of the new iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, and other new . the product.

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in a memorandum received by MacRumorsApple is notifying authorized service providers that their machines and equipment will need to be updated to support a new, longer 18-digit serial number for repaired parts beginning October 1. The current serial number for repair parts is 17-digit. The new 18-digit serial number will only apply to future repair parts, such as those for new iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and Macs.

Ahead of the launch of the iPhone 12 in 2020, Apple notified authorized service providers about plans to use a random serial number for its products instead of the previous format, which for years allowed customers and service providers to determine the date and location. allowed to do. that a product was manufactured. Apple didn’t implement the random format until the purple iPhone 12 in May 2021.

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