how do i know the generation number of my macbook air?

Bought a new Mac Air in Jan 2011, need a case and the decription says 2nd Generation. Not sure what generation mine is.

Speck SeeThru Satin Case for MacBook Air (2nd Gen.)

Speck SeeThru Satin Case for MacBook Air (2nd Gen.)

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4 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Simply check the mousepad , if you have a Trackpad button at the bottom of the trackpad and it's 13" then it's 1st Gen , if you have the multi touch glass trackpad then you have the 2nd generation :)

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  • If you have the 11" macbook air then it is second generation

    If you have a 13" macbook air and its new rather than refurbished or second hand then it will also be second generation

  • I just got mine last month as well. If you bought it brand new from the Apple Store, then yes your MacBook Air should be the second generation.

  • Then your computer will work with this case.
    Does your keyboard light-up?
    What kind of hinge does it have, and what color?
    Does it have a thunderbolt port or a mini display port?