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These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Determining which model of the MacBook Pro you have can be a challenge. The same model numbers can have a variety of processor configurations. Even if you think you know exactly which MacBook you have, a quick trip through the laptop identification system can't hurt.
Model History ¶
The MacBook Pro laptop was first introduced in January 2006; it replaced the PowerBook G4, Apple's earlier professional line of laptops. The original MacBook Pro model came in an aluminum enclosure, a trend that continues with this line of laptops today.
After more than two years and numerous incremental upgrades, Apple announced a completely new MacBook Pro model in October 2008, dubbed the MacBook Pro 15" Unibody. The MacBook 15" Unibody is a distinct update of the original MacBook Pro, packing all the previous features of the Pro into a more stylish and lighter weight aluminum enclosure.