Vintage and Obsolete Apple Products

By MacRumors Staff
Apple maintains a list of older products that it considers vintage or obsolete, with former products being added to the list on a regular basis.

Vintage products are those that have not been sold for more than five and less than seven years, and they may or may not be able to receive service based on parts inventories and legal requirements.

Obsolete products are those that have been discontinued for at least seven years, and Apple does not provide any hardware service for these products.

Vintage and Obsolete Apple Products Articles

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Apple Adds iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 2 to Vintage Products List

Tuesday May 3, 2022 3:25 am PDT by
Apple today added the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 2 to its vintage and obsolete products list, as it has been more than five years since the devices were last offered for sale. The ‌iPad Air‌ 2 was first released in October 2014, and was the first ‌iPad Air‌ to feature a Touch ID fingerprint sensor. It also used Apple's A8X processor and had a laminated gapless display, which made it...
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Apple Adding 11-Inch MacBook Air Model and More to Obsolete Products List

Friday April 1, 2022 8:51 am PDT by
Apple will add two MacBook Air models and one MacBook Pro model to its obsolete products list on April 30, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors. All three notebooks have already been on Apple's list of "vintage" products since 2020 and will be moved to the "obsolete" list at the end of the month. The models set to become obsolete:MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014) MacBook Air...
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Apple Officially Obsoletes First iPad With Lightning Connector

Tuesday February 15, 2022 12:50 am PST by
Alongside adding the iPhone 6 Plus to its list of vintage and obsolete products, Apple today also updated its list to officially consider the fourth-generation iPad released in 2012 as obsolete. The fourth-generation ‌iPad‌ was marked internally at Apple as obsolete in November, but it had not updated its public list to make it official until today. The fourth-generation ‌iPad‌ was...
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iPhone 6 Plus Added to Apple's 'Vintage Product' List

Monday February 14, 2022 10:38 pm PST by
Apple today updated its list of vintage and obsolete products to add the iPhone 6 Plus, as it has been more than five years since the device was last offered for sale. The ‌iPhone‌ 6 Plus was first released in September 2014 alongside the ‌iPhone‌ 6, and it was discontinued in September 2016 following the launch of the ‌iPhone‌ 7 and ‌iPhone‌ 7 Plus. The ‌iPhone‌ 6 Plus' sister phone, the ‌iP...
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Apple Adding Last MacBook Pro With CD Drive to Vintage Products List

Saturday January 15, 2022 3:30 pm PST by
Apple will be adding the Mid 2012 model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro to its vintage products list on January 31, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors. Released in June 2012, this 13-inch MacBook Pro model was the last Mac with a built-in CD/DVD drive sold by Apple. It remained for sale until October 2016 as a lower-priced option alongside the thinner 13-inch MacBook Pro with a...
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Apple Adding iPhone 6 Plus to Vintage Products List Later This Month

Wednesday December 1, 2021 6:07 am PST by
In an internal memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple said it will be adding the iPhone 6 Plus to its vintage products list on December 31, meaning that more than five years have passed since Apple stopped distributing the device for sale. Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers continue to offer repairs for vintage products for up to seven years, subject to parts availability....
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Apple Says Fourth-Generation iPad Released in 2012 is Now Obsolete

Tuesday November 2, 2021 6:51 am PDT by
Apple classified the fourth-generation iPad as an obsolete product as of November 1, meaning the device is no longer eligible for hardware service worldwide, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors. The fourth-generation iPad has yet to be added to Apple's public-facing vintage and obsolete products list, but it should be soon. Released in November 2012 alongside the original...
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Remember Apple's AA Battery Charger? It'll Be a Vintage Product Soon

Monday October 4, 2021 12:08 pm PDT by
Apple today informed Apple Authorized Service Providers that it will be adding its AA battery charger and the third-generation Apple TV to its vintage products list on October 31, according to a memo obtained by MacRumors. Introduced in July 2010, the Apple Battery Charger was priced at $29 and included six rechargeable AA batteries for use with the original Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic...
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Apple Obsoletes 16GB Fifth-Generation iPod touch

Thursday September 9, 2021 11:59 pm PDT by
Apple today added the 16GB fifth-generation iPod touch, released in 2013, to its list of obsolete products. This specific variation of the iPod touch was released as a lower-end option to the fifth-generation iPod touch released a year earlier. Compared to its 32GB and 64GB companions, the 16GB model was only offered in a single silver color and lacked a rear camera or loop. Apple...
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iPad 2 Now Considered Obsolete Worldwide

Friday May 21, 2021 10:07 am PDT by
The 2nd generation iPad, introduced by Steve Jobs in March of 2011, has officially been marked as an obsolete product worldwide. Released less than a year after the launch of the original ‌‌iPad‌‌, the second-generation ‌‌iPad‌‌ marked a breakthrough for the product line and set the groundwork for years to come. Apple added the ‌iPad‌ 2 to its "vintage and obsolete" product list in May of...
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Apple's First 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display Now Classified as 'Obsolete'

Wednesday March 31, 2021 12:09 pm PDT by
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. 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...
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Apple Adds First iMac Models With Retina 5K Display to Vintage Products List

Tuesday December 1, 2020 7:09 am PST by
The first iMac with a Retina 5K display is one of several iMac models that have been added to Apple's vintage products list this week. In the past, vintage Apple products were no longer eligible for repairs at the Genius Bar or at Apple Authorized Service Providers, but Apple began offering extended repairs of select vintage products in 2018. Many of the iMac models listed below will likely...
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Apple Adding iPhone 5c to Vintage Products List on October 31

Tuesday October 6, 2020 10:15 am PDT by
Apple plans to add the iPhone 5c and the Mid 2014 version of the 15-inch MacBook Pro to its vintage and obsolete products list in all countries on October 31, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors. In the past, vintage Apple products were no longer eligible for repairs at the Genius Bar or at Apple Authorized Service Providers, but Apple began offering extended repairs of...
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Apple Officially Obsoletes Last iPod Nano Model

Thursday October 1, 2020 1:17 am PDT by
As expected, Apple has added the seventh-generation iPod nano to its list of Vintage and Obsolete products, officially designating the last iPod in the iconic nano lineup as "vintage." The vintage products list features devices that have not been updated for more than five years and less than seven years. After products pass the seven year mark, they are considered obsolete. Apple...
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Original iPad Mini From 2012 Now Considered 'Vintage' by Apple

Friday July 31, 2020 12:15 pm PDT by
Apple today updated its list of Vintage and Obsolete products to add the original 7.9-inch iPad mini, which was first released in 2012. Apple's vintage products list includes devices that have not been sold for more than five and less than seven years ago, while the obsolete list includes products whose sales were discontinued more than seven years ago. Devices on the vintage list are...
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Apple Officially Obsoletes First MacBook Pro With a Retina Display

Wednesday July 1, 2020 3:40 am PDT by
As expected, Apple's first MacBook Pro with a Retina display is now officially classed as "obsolete" worldwide, just over eight years after its release. In a support document, Apple notes that obsolete products are no longer eligible for hardware service, with "no exceptions." This means that any mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro 15-inch models still out there that require a battery or other...
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Apple's First MacBook Pro With a Retina Display Will Become 'Obsolete' in 30 Days

Monday June 1, 2020 7:50 am PDT by
If you are still hanging on to a Mid 2012 model of the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display, and require a new battery or other repairs, be sure to book an appointment with a service provider as soon as possible. In an internal memo today, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has indicated that this particular MacBook Pro model will be marked as "obsolete" worldwide on June 30, 2020, just over...
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Apple Adds Some 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Models to Vintage Products List

Tuesday May 12, 2020 2:26 am PDT by
A little later than expected, Apple has added the following 2013 and 2014 models of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro to its vintage and obsolete products list: ‌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) Also today, Apple added the iPod touch (5th generation)...
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Apple Adding Some 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Models to Vintage Products List at End of April

Wednesday April 1, 2020 2:24 pm PDT by
In 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...
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Apple Classifies Early 2013 21.5-inch iMac as Obsolete

Saturday August 31, 2019 6:21 am PDT by
Apple has added the Early 2013 21.5-inch iMac to its vintage and obsolete products list. The model of ‌iMac‌ is now classified by the company as vintage in the United States and Turkey, and obsolete in the rest of the world. Apple defines vintage products as those that have not been manufactured for more than five but less than seven years. Macs and other products on the vintage and...