What you need to know
- Apple is alerting its resellers and dealers about serial number changes for its upcoming products.
- The company will begin to randomize its serial numbers in a new format.
Apple is getting ready to roll out its new randomized serial numbers for its products.
As reported by MacRumors, the company has reached out to its authorized resellers and dealers, alerting them to get ready for new products with 10 and 12 digit serial numbers.
Today's report follows up on the original story back in March which indicated the change would occur in "early 2021." According to the report, Apple is changing the format of its serial numbers in order to make it more private.
The products that the company is alerting its resellers about are most likely those that will be announced at the company's upcoming event on April 20th. An updated iPad Pro and the long-rumored AirTags are expected at the event.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.