early-2011-macbook-pro-13-inchEarlier this week, we reported on Apple's plans to add select 2009 to 2011 model Macs to its vintage and obsolete products list on December 31, including 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models from early 2011.

In the meantime, Apple today added the smaller 13-inch MacBook Pro from early 2011 to the list. The notebook is classified as "vintage" in California and Turkey, and "obsolete" in the rest of the United States and world.

The early 2011 13-inch MacBook Pro is no longer eligible for hardware service or new parts from Apple or Apple Authorized Service Providers, except in Turkey and California, where Apple will continue to provide repairs and documentation for up to two years, or roughly December 2018 in this case, as required by local statutes.

Meanwhile, the iMac (20-inch, Early 2009) and iMac (24-inch, Early 2009) are now considered fully obsolete worldwide. This means the pair of iMacs have lost their "vintage" status in California and Turkey, and are no longer eligible for hardware service or new parts from Apple or Apple Authorized Service Providers anywhere.

Vintage products are those that have not been manufactured by Apple for between five and seven years. Obsolete products are those that were discontinued by Apple more than seven years ago. Apple and Authorized Service Providers make no distinction between obsolete and vintage products outside of California and Turkey.

Top Rated Comments

orbital~debris Avatar
55 months ago
Soon: Apple shrugs and adds entire Mac line to Obsolete Products List.
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dilster3k Avatar
55 months ago
Yet my old one functions marvelously thanks to a new SSD, and I still really like the keyboard, CD drive & all the ports... RIP, that was really a solid generation of MacBooks.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
magicschoolbus Avatar
55 months ago
Yet my old one functions marvelously thanks to a new SSD, and I still really like the keyboard, CD drive & all the ports... RIP, that was really a solid generation of MacBooks.
That generation made Apple computers what it is today.. all for them to follow it up and ruin it.

RIP. Glad my 2012 is still beasting.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mw360 Avatar
55 months ago
It's a solid machine and will still be supported for some years with OS updates. Just a quick reminder to anybody confused that 'Vintage' status means parts are no longer manufactured for it and they cannot be repaired at Apple Stores or AASPs.

5 years is a really, really good run in this industry. To get anywhere close to that length of legacy support, you'll have to be looking at DELL/HP Business.
It's fine, yes. But the 2012 is next, and that was one sale for four years. And was still very popular in its final year. Could some owners be left out in the cold after just one year of ownership?

Hopefully these periods are set to extend in light of Apple's lazy update schedule recently.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bladerunner2000 Avatar
55 months ago
I'm gonna add Apple as a whole to my list of obsolete companies.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dstud208 Avatar
55 months ago
Huh, that's my wife's computer... thanks to ram and ssd upgrades it's running better than new though with the latest OS installed. Sure glad I could do that *cough cough*

Really solid little machine, glad we bought it.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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