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

13 Inch MacBook Pro Mid 2012

Apple Adds Last MacBook Pro With CD Drive to Obsolete Products List

Wednesday January 31, 2024 8:09 am PST by
Apple today added the Mid 2012 model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro to its obsolete products list worldwide, according to its website. Released in June 2012, this 13-inch MacBook Pro model was the last Mac with a built-in CD/DVD drive sold by Apple, and it remained for sale until October 2016 as a lower-priced option. Apple continues to sell an external SuperDrive for customers who need a CD/DVD ...
Apple Watch Series 1 Vintage Feature 2

Remember the Lower-Cost Apple Watch Series 1? It's Vintage Now

Thursday October 12, 2023 2:21 pm PDT by
Apple today updated the public-facing vintage and obsolete products list on its website. The page confirms that all first-generation Apple Watch models are now obsolete, as we reported earlier this month based on an internal memo. Obsolete products are no longer eligible for repairs or service at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers. Another addition to the page is the Apple...
Apple Watch Edition Gold 2015 Feature

Original Apple Watch is Now Obsolete, Including $17,000 Gold Model

Monday October 2, 2023 10:15 am PDT by
All first-generation Apple Watch models released in 2015 were added to Apple's obsolete products list on September 30, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors. As a result, these outdated "Series 0" watches are no longer eligible for repairs or other service at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Provider locations. The list of obsolete models includes the first-generation...
Touch Bar 13 Inch MacBook Pro

2017 MacBook Pro Models With Touch Bar Added to Apple's Vintage Products List

Thursday August 31, 2023 8:42 am PDT by
Apple today added 2017 models of the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar to its vintage products list worldwide. Apple classifies a device as vintage five years after it was last distributed for sale. Vintage products are no longer guaranteed to be eligible for repairs at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers, with service subject to parts availability. Apple...
2016 12 inch macbook feature

Apple Says Original 12-Inch MacBook Now Obsolete

Friday June 30, 2023 6:43 am PDT by
Apple today added the original 12-inch MacBook to its obsolete products list, meaning the laptop is no longer eligible for repairs or service at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers. Introduced in March 2015, the 12-inch MacBook featured a thin and light design that weighed just two pounds. With prices starting at $1,299, the original model's standard specs including a 1.1GHz...
2016 12 inch macbook feature

Apple Says Original 12-Inch MacBook Will Be Obsolete at End of June

Thursday June 1, 2023 12:23 pm PDT by
Apple plans to add the original 12-inch MacBook to its obsolete products list on June 30, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors. Once classified as obsolete, the laptop will no longer be eligible for repairs or service at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers, as parts will no longer be available. Apple classifies a product as technologically obsolete once more...
Thunderbolt Display Feature

Apple Says Thunderbolt Display and Original iPad Air Now Obsolete

Wednesday May 31, 2023 7:20 am PDT by
Apple today added the Thunderbolt Display and the first-generation iPad Air to its obsolete products list, meaning the devices are no longer eligible for repairs or other hardware service at Apple Stores or Apple Authorized Service Providers. Apple classifies a product as obsolete once more than seven years have passed since the company stopped distributing it for sale. Apple discontinues...
Thunderbolt Display Feature

Apple Adding Thunderbolt Display and Original iPad Air to Obsolete Products List

Tuesday May 2, 2023 3:26 pm PDT by
Apple will be adding the Thunderbolt Display and the first-generation iPad Air to its obsolete products list worldwide on May 31, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors. Obsolete products are no longer eligible for repairs or other hardware service at Apple Stores or Apple Authorized Service Providers. Introduced in 2011, the Thunderbolt Display featured a 27-inch screen, a...
ipad mini trademark specimen

Apple Marks iPad Mini 3 as Obsolete Product

Monday January 2, 2023 10:41 pm PST by
Apple has officially marked the third-generation iPad mini as an obsolete product, marking the official end of the road for one of Apple's most popular iPads. In December, MacRumors reported that Apple would designate the third-generation ‌iPad mini‌ in both Wi-Fi and cellular configurations as an obsolete product in the coming weeks. Today, Apple officially moved the iPad to its list of...
ipad mini trademark specimen

Apple to Obsolete All iPad Mini 3 Cellular and Wi-Fi Models in Coming Weeks

Tuesday December 6, 2022 1:41 am PST by
Apple will label Wi-Fi-only and cellular models of the third-generation iPad mini as obsolete products in a few weeks, according to a memo sent out earlier today obtained by MacRumors. Currently, only a specific cellular variant of the ‌iPad mini‌ 3 is marked as obsolete, but this will soon change. The third-generation ‌iPad mini‌ kept the same design as its predecessor but included improved ...
mid 2017 iMac

Apple's 2013 and 2014 iMacs Now Obsolete, Apple Watch Series 2 Marked as Vintage

Wednesday November 30, 2022 5:28 pm PST by
Apple today updated its vintage and obsolete product list to designate several 2013 and 2014 iMac models as obsolete. These Macs were previously on the vintage list, but are now considered obsolete and are no longer eligible for repair. Obsoleted Macs include the late 2013 21.5 and 27-inch iMacs, the mid-2014 21.5-inch ‌iMac‌, and the late 2014 27-inch Retina 5K ‌iMac‌. The late 2014 27-inch ‌...
mid 2017 iMac

Apple to Mark Several iMac Models as Obsolete Later This Month

Tuesday November 1, 2022 3:06 am PDT by
Apple plans to mark several 2013 and 2014 iMac models as obsolete at the end of this month, the company said in a memo obtained by MacRumors. In the memo, Apple said the 21.5-inch and 27-inch ‌iMac‌ from Late 2013, the Mid 2014 21.5-inch ‌iMac‌, and the Retina 5K 27-inch ‌iMac‌ from late 2014 will be marked as obsolete on November 30, 2022. When marked as an obsolete product, the iMacs will...
iphone 5c banner

Apple to Mark iPhone 5c as Obsolete Next Month

Saturday October 8, 2022 4:39 pm PDT by
Apple plans to mark the iPhone 5c as an obsolete product next month, according to a memo obtained by MacRumors. Apple marked the ‌iPhone‌ 5c as a vintage product in October 2020, which meant the company and its service providers could only provide certain repairs for the product, subject to part availability. On November 1, Apple will mark the ‌iPhone‌ 5c as an obsolete product, ending all...
a iphone 6 plus ad vintage

Apple Adds iPhone 6 to 'Vintage Product' List

Friday September 30, 2022 1:27 pm PDT by
Apple today updated its list of vintage and obsolete products to add the iPhone 6 because it has now been more than five years since the device was last offered for sale. The ‌iPhone‌ 6 has something of a unique launch situation, so the timing of its addition to the list is a little bit off. The ‌iPhone‌ 6 was released in September 2014 alongside the ‌iPhone‌ 6 Plus. It was sold in 2015 as a ...
Touch Bar 13 Inch MacBook Pro

Apple Adds Eight More Macs to Vintage Products List

Monday August 1, 2022 6:52 pm PDT by
As expected, Apple today updated its vintage products list with eight more MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac models released in 2015 and 2016. Notably, the first MacBook Pro models with the Touch Bar are now classified as vintage. Apple introduced the Touch Bar in October 2016 as part of a complete redesign of the MacBook Pro. Apple has since removed the Touch Bar from higher-end...
Apple TV HD Siri Remote Without Menu Ring

Apple TV HD With Original Siri Remote is Now Vintage

Sunday July 17, 2022 1:47 pm PDT by
Apple this week added the Apple TV HD with the original Siri Remote to its vintage products list. The device became vintage on June 30, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors, but the public-facing list was only updated recently. When the Apple TV HD was first released in 2015, it came with a first-generation Siri Remote without a white ring around the Menu button — only units ...
Touch Bar 13 Inch MacBook Pro

Apple Adding First MacBook Pro With Touch Bar to Vintage Products List

Sunday July 10, 2022 9:59 am PDT by
Apple will be adding the first 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with the Touch Bar to its vintage products list on July 31, the company said in an internal memo shared with Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers this week. The first MacBook Pro models with the Touch Bar were released in October 2016 as part of a complete redesign of the MacBook Pro. Other new features...
ipad pro

Apple Memo Says Original iPad Pro and Strangely the 'Apple TV HD' Will Become Vintage Products Next Month

Tuesday May 31, 2022 1:58 pm PDT by
Apple is planning to add the first-generation iPad Pro to its vintage products list at the end of June, the company announced this week in an internal memo distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers. A product becomes "vintage" after more than five years have passed since Apple last distributed the product for sale. Vintage products were previously ineligible for...
ipad air mini

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

Tuesday May 3, 2022 4:25 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...
macbook air 11 inch apple website

Apple Adding 11-Inch MacBook Air Model and More to Obsolete Products List

Friday April 1, 2022 9:51 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...