Apple has discontinued its non-Retina legacy MacBook Pro, the last Mac it sold with a built-in CD/DVD drive. The 13-inch notebook had not been updated since June 2012, but it remained available for purchase on Apple's website for $1,099 until today.

mbp-legacy
Apple continues to sell a standalone SuperDrive for $79 that connects with a traditional USB cable. As with the 12-inch MacBook, a dongle would be needed to use the SuperDrive with new MacBook Pros that have switched to USB-C ports.

Related Forum: MacBook Pro

Top Rated Comments

pcmacgamer Avatar
96 months ago
A model from the old days when Apple cared about its pro line.

RIP
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bbqthis Avatar
96 months ago
The draft for this article was written 4 years ago, wasn't it?
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
geoff5093 Avatar
96 months ago
I really hate how Apple can get away with charging $1,099 for a 4 year old laptop. I know many schools bought these for the optical drive, storage capacity, and ethernet port. It's a shame they were ripping them off for so long.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SBlue1 Avatar
96 months ago
I ordered mine minutes after the keynote 2012 and still rocking with it. Turned into a brand new computer a year ago with a new 500 Gig SSD and 16 Gig or RAM.

Now for the same configuration I would have to pay more than double the price for the new MacBooks! Would have Retina, new processor and touchbar but still not worth the hefty price raise!
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BreadofWonder Avatar
96 months ago
I really hate how Apple can get away with charging $1,099 for a 4 year old laptop. I know many schools bought these for the optical drive, storage capacity, and ethernet port. It's a shame they were ripping them off for so long.
The schools don't HAVE to buy them, you know. No one does. Apple kept it around because there was still demand for it. I'm pretty sure most people knew what they were getting (especially if it was an institutional purchase).
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PCtoMAC1 Avatar
96 months ago
I LOVE my mid 2012 MacBook Pro. I also upgraded the SSD myself and it's like a brand new machine. I'm sure Apple will force it out of upgrade with a new OS soon.

The prices on the new machines are silly. They LOVE making them so hard to upgrade now too. I'm also in the school of being frustrated with the removal of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7.

Things at Apple are moving in the wrong direction. Ive and Phil need to go. I know people will beat me to death for that comment, though I don't care. I really enjoyed Apple products because they were great, worked well and delivered what customers wanted. Today things are buggy, need 10 different adapters and they are pushing customers to change when it's not needed (don't give me the stupid CD ROM excuse).

My humble opinions.

Vote NO on 15!
- Revenge of the Nerds.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

General Apps Messages

Apple Announces 'Groundbreaking' New Security Protocol for iMessage

Wednesday February 21, 2024 6:00 am PST by
Apple today announced a new post-quantum cryptographic protocol for iMessage called PQ3. Apple says this "groundbreaking" and "state-of-the-art" protocol provides "extensive defenses against even highly sophisticated quantum attacks." Apple believes the PQ3 protocol's protections "surpass those in all other widely deployed messaging apps," according to its blog post:Today we are announcing...
Beyond iPhone 13 Better Blue Face ID Single Camera Hole

Six Reasons to Wait for Next Year's iPhone 17

Thursday February 22, 2024 4:20 am PST by
Apple's iPhone development roadmap runs several years into the future and the company is continually working with suppliers on several successive iPhone models concurrently, which is why we sometimes get rumored feature leaks so far ahead of launch. The iPhone 17 series is no different, and already we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's 2025 smartphone lineup. If you plan to skip...
iOS 17

iOS 17.4 Will Add These New Features to Your iPhone

Monday February 19, 2024 6:52 am PST by
Apple last month confirmed that iOS 17.4 will be released in March, and the update includes several new features and changes for the iPhone. Key new features in iOS 17.4 include major App Store changes in the EU and Apple Podcasts transcripts. The update also adds new emoji and includes preparations for the launch of next-generation CarPlay later this year. More details about the new...
iPhone Notch

Apple Explored These Notch and Dynamic Island Designs for iPhones

Friday February 23, 2024 2:05 pm PST by
With the iPhone 14 Pro models in 2022, Apple introduced the Dynamic Island, which can morph and expand to display system alerts, sports scores, and a variety of other information. The feature makes the space surrounding the front camera and Face ID sensors useful compared to the notch on older iPhone models. Apple explored a variety of ideas for the iPhone's notch area over the years before...
Oled iPads and MackBook Pro Notch

Apple's OLED Roadmap: New iPad Mini, Foldable iPad Pro, and More

Wednesday February 21, 2024 5:29 am PST by
Apple is planning to launch at least nine new devices with OLED displays across the iPad and MacBook product lines, according to an updated forecast from research firm Omdia that sets out the company's plans in detail. As widely rumored, Apple's push to transition to OLED will apparently be jump-started by the release of new 11- and 13-inch iPad Pro models this year. The displays will...
Next Generation CarPlay Porsche 1

Apple Launching Next-Generation CarPlay This Year With These New Features

Wednesday February 21, 2024 2:03 pm PST by
Apple recently updated its website to confirm that the first vehicle models with next-generation CarPlay support will debut "in 2024." This wording is shown on Apple's regional websites for the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries. The iOS 17.4 beta includes code-level references to eight new CarPlay apps:Auto Settings: This app will let you manage paired iPhones...
cracked glass vision pro

Handful of Apple Vision Pro Units Develop Identical Crack in Cover Glass

Friday February 23, 2024 4:46 am PST by
A small number of Apple Vision Pro owners have claimed that their headsets developed a hairline crack down the middle of the front cover glass, despite having never been dropped or mishandled. Photo of hairline crack in Vision Pro front glass (credit: Reddit user Inphenite) The first report was posted in the subreddit /r/VisionPro about 18 days ago, and several more have appeared in the last...
iPad Pro OLED Feature 2

Apple's Upcoming OLED iPad Pro Models Rumored to Be Much Thinner

Tuesday February 20, 2024 1:39 pm PST by
Apple is planning to update the iPad Air and iPad Pro lineups as soon as March, and the new iPad Pro models will be significantly thinner according to dimensions shared by 9to5Mac. Citing sources with knowledge of Apple's plans, the site claims that the larger version will be more than 1mm thinner. The current 12.9-inch iPad Pro measures in at 6.4mm thick, but the new model is said to be 5mm ...