Apple Adding Some 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Models to Vintage Products List at End of April

macbook airIn an internal memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple has indicated that the following 2013 and 2014 models of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro will be added to its vintage and obsolete products list on April 30:

  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2014)

Apple defines vintage products as those that were last manufactured more than five years ago. While vintage products were previously ineligible for service, Apple says vintage Macs remain eligible for hardware service at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers, but only if repair parts are available, or if required by law.

Top Rated Comments

ouimetnick Avatar
51 months ago
Its going to be a sad day when they consider the Early and Mid 2015 MacBook Pro (last units with MagSafe, a real keyboard, upgradable SSD, and USB A ports) vintage.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dangermen Avatar
51 months ago
If they don’t produce software updates anymore, these are targets to be compromised. I wish Apple would just own up to the fact that they expect consumers to stop using these. Something like this would be helpful:


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Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nfl46 Avatar
51 months ago
My Late 2013 MBP still works wonders. I'm not planning to upgrade for another year or two. I like to keep my computers for at least 5-7 years or so.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
panerista Avatar
51 months ago

Its going to be a sad day when they consider the Early and Mid 2015 MacBook Pro (last units with MagSafe, a real keyboard, upgradable SSD, and USB A ports) vintage.
New keyboard are great, but MagSafe is truly missed for anyone with kids, dogs
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JonBOY26 Avatar
51 months ago
Well that's a shame. I use a mid-2013 MacBook Air as my daily driver at work, which I just upgraded to a 1TB SSD, and a 2013 MacBook Pro at home. Both are running Catalina and both run great.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Superhai Avatar
51 months ago
So many people are talking about software support. But being on the vintage list only means limited hardware support, I.e. Apple will only fix the device as long as they retain parts. It is only after seven years after they finish production that they are considered obsolete. It is not relevant to compare this to Windows laptops as Microsoft do not produce laptops (except for the surface) and do not provide hardware support at all.

Obsolete products will continue to work as long as the hardware can keep up. Thus will also receive software updates.

Worth noting is that the relative minute changes in Mac hardware in the last years products does imply that the computers should work for quite many more years even after they were obsoleted.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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