Apple Obsoletes Mid 2010 15-Inch and 17-Inch MacBook Pros

MBP-Mid-2010-CrashedApple has updated its vintage and obsolete products list with three new products: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010), MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010), and Xserve (Early 2009).

The older notebooks and server rack hardware are now classified as vintage in the United States and Turkey, and obsolete in the rest of the world, according to Apple.

Macs and other products on the vintage and obsolete list are generally no longer eligible for hardware service, but OS X El Capitan still supports many older Macs back to Mid 2007. Apple defines vintage products as those that have not been manufactured for more than five but less than seven years.

The new additions come less than three months after Apple obsoleted select early 2008 to late 2009 Macs, including the iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009), iMac (27-inch, Late 2009), MacBook Air (Mid 2009), Mac Pro (Early 2009), MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008), MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008), and MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008).

The MacBook Pro models obsoleted today were originally announced on April 13, 2010. Read how to identify your MacBook Pro model.

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Top Rated Comments

adrobbins Avatar
107 months ago
I look forward to people pointing out how powerful their 2010 Macbook is they've owned for 5 years and there is no technical reason it couldn't run the latest OS X version and Tim Cook is too greedy and and and and...
I'd like to point out how powerful my 2010 Macbook is which I've owned for 5 years. There is no technical reason it couldn't run the latest OS x. Tim Cook is too greedy and and and and...
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NATO Avatar
107 months ago
My 17inch (Early 2009) MacBook Pro doesn't feel 'obsolete', in fact with an SSD installed it performs admirably for normal use, it's just the CPU that feels a little sluggish compared to today.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
witherwings Avatar
107 months ago
So... My Core i7 8GB RAM SSD machine is obsolete... Great... meanwhile they still sell 5200rpm HDD, 4GB RAM machines...
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannys1 Avatar
107 months ago
I look forward to people pointing out how powerful their 2010 Macbook is they've owned for 5 years and there is no technical reason it couldn't run the latest OS X version and Tim Cook is too greedy and and and and...

Edit: And indeed they did - about 10 people quoted me to tell me how amazing their 2010 Macbook's are. Good for you guys....good for you!
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
FreakinEurekan Avatar
107 months ago
I look forward to people pointing out how powerful their 2010 Macbook is they've owned for 5 years and there is no technical reason it couldn't run the latest OS X version and Tim Cook is too greedy and and and and...
Latest OS X is supported on 2010... 2009... 2008... and 2007 MacBook Pros. Vintage/Obsolete has nothing to do with OS support, just repairs.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Freeks Avatar
107 months ago
I have two 2008 MBP's that i use on music production and playing live. Knocking on wood i say that both still run fine.

Funny thing that those are officially 'obsolete'. I have played many, many live gigs with those and will play years to come as long as they work. None of my more recent MBP's come even close on reliability. And that is critical when playing music live.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)