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For white and pre Intel iMac's, see > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1463
For Aluminum model iMac's, see > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1758
Or enter the serial # @ http://www.chipmunk.nl/klantenservice/applemodel.html
Someone else also mentioned that awhile back about the 2010 models, but I don't recall if it was the site or the way it interpreted the serial #'s on the 2010 models. All other previous models seemed to report both the correct date and information, is all of the other information for your 2010 correct?
It didn't have much info except that it is a 3.2 GHz 27" manufactured late July 2000:
Production year: 2000
Production week: 28 (July)
Production number: 334 (within this week)
CPU speed: 3.2GHz
Screen size: 27 inch
Memory - RAM type: Please tell us what type of RAM this machine takes. You can find this in the System Profile under Memory (Type & Speed).
Factory: QP (USA)
If the info is correct, week 28 is mid July; I bought it August 9th - barely enough time to get it to a store....
Looks like the site needs some correcting and updating for the 2010 models, my 2006 comes up fine:
Serial number: W8602XXXXXXXXX
Name: iMac Intel (Early 2006)
Model introduced: 2006
Production year: 2006
Production week: 02 (January)
Production number: 14263 (within this week)
introduced test: 2006 (6) 1
introduced test: GOED
CPU speed: 1.83GHz
Screen size: 17 inch
Factory: W8 (Shanghai China)
Same here, hot from the factory to the desk! Mine was built the 2nd week of 2006 and I bought it from the Sacramento Apple Store on Jan. 21, 2006 the 3rd week.
This was not a special order or a refurb - it's the latest i3. I checked through the info on the link you provided; one of the comments from 2005 mentioned the factory "QP" as China. Not sure if that five-year old info would still be correct. I even downloaded coconutidentity, but got a ?. So, a lot of it shall remain a mystery for now unless Apple would actually confirm that kind of information during a phone call.