Apple's First 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display Now Classified as 'Obsolete'

Apple today added the late 2012 13-inch MacBook Pro, the first 13-inch MacBook Pro to ship with a Retina display, to its list of obsolete products.

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Apple first introduced the Retina display in its Mac lineup with the 15-inch MacBook Pro released in mid-2012. In October of that year, Apple updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display, flash storage, and upgraded processors.

The original 15-inch MacBook Pro became obsolete in July of 2020, and the 13-inch model has now followed suit. Apple classifies products that have been discontinued for at least seven years as "obsolete," meaning that they are unable to receive any hardware service from Apple or its service providers.

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Top Rated Comments

otternonsense Avatar
26 weeks ago
What an exciting computer that was, especially the first retina 15" MacBook Pro. It was mind-blowing. You just wanted to show that screen around. I don't think I've been excited about a Mac again ever since :(
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
haunebu Avatar
26 weeks ago
8+ years is a pretty good run. Kudos to Apple for providing updates and support for this long.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
contacos Avatar
26 weeks ago
I am still using it today. I only have about 400 charging cycles and it runs flawless. I put BigSur on it and it’s fast. I actually prefer to work on it even though I got a Brand new dell computer from work.

i am waiting for a slight redesign and bigger screen that isn’t too big so I keep being like I waited so long, I might as well hold out a little longer and then go all in
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving Avatar
26 weeks ago
Rip! ? such an amazing machine.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
otternonsense Avatar
26 weeks ago

The irony is these are still very much modern products that aren’t too far off from the newer Intel-based MacBook Pro.

If it weren’t for the M1 chip there would be very little progress made in nine years.
And a lot of this "progress" was entirely misguided – either gimmicky tosh (Touchbar), a fatally flawed design (Butterfly) and a general inconvenience that keeps on giving (USB-C only dongle life, T2 chip issues and kernel panics, macOS QA going down the drain). Tim Cook's stewardship has been great news for the iPhone and iPad but a total disaster for the Mac.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MICHAELSD Avatar
26 weeks ago
The irony is these are still very much modern products that aren’t too far off from the newer Intel-based MacBook Pro.

If it weren’t for the M1 chip there would be very little progress made in nine years.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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