5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2008 4:13 AM by Neil25
Michel Poisson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I commute between two large European countries and there is no obvious benefit in buying from one or the other. However various vendors give a model number and this turns out to be different per country. A little mactracker search yierds yet another number. This has raised my curiosity and I would like to know the meanings of these numbers, apparently not directly searchable on Apple sites btw.

for 32Gb models
Macktracker US : MB376LL/A
Vendor in France: MB376ZK/A
Vendor in Germany: MB376ZD/A
Same Vendor in UK:MB376ZO/A

and so on. If I buy - say - in Germany , how different with the product be from one bought in France?

iMac(late 2006), iBookG4, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • A A P L Level 7 Level 7 (21,730 points)
    32GB models are new, and there's only one.
    For the 8/16s, there are two of each - A&B.
    B's have the software upgrade that the older A models have to pay for.
    All 32's are the same.

    Scott
  • jdawg202 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I'm guessing that what country you buy it from will only make a difference in the defult language/time zone.
  • Michel Poisson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Scott

    Can I safely assume that the "B" you refer to is the 2nd character in the string MB376? Because if it is the "A" in the "/A" ending it would seem that only the old software is available.

    Anyway I would still like to know the meaning of the differing letters towards the end of the string. The other reply about timezones is , I fear, not correct since France and Germany are in the same.
  • Dave_Beaudoin Level 2 Level 2 (210 points)
    No it's actually the letter at the end after the / so if your looking for a new model with the Apps then you want a /B version.
  • Neil25 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a 32gb model is there anyway of telling by the model and serial numbers on the box if i have a Europe or US version of the ipod? it's really frustrating me not knowing because i bought it from ebay. any help would be much appreciated.