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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...

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) ...

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...

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...

Apple Adds Eight-Year-Old iPad 2 Models to Vintage and Obsolete Products List

Wednesday May 1, 2019 2:33 am PDT by
As expected, Apple has added all iPad 2 models to its vintage and obsolete products list. Apple defines vintage products as those that have not been manufactured for more than five but less than seven years. Devices on the list are no longer be eligible for service at a Genius Bar or Apple Authorized Service Providers. The only exceptions are in California and Turkey, where due to local ...

Apple Adding iPad 2 to Vintage and Obsolete Products List on April 30

Monday April 15, 2019 11:37 am PDT by
Apple will be adding all iPad 2 models to its vintage and obsolete products list on April 30, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors. Apple defines vintage products as those that were last manufactured more than five years ago. The ‌iPad‌ 2, originally released in March 2011, lived on as a lower-cost option until March 2014, complete with a 9.7-inch display with just 132 PPI, an ...

Apple Adding Late 2012 iMacs to Vintage and Obsolete Products Pilot Program at End of January

Friday January 11, 2019 5:03 am PST by
In an internal memo distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers, obtained by MacRumors, Apple has indicated that Late 2012 model 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs will be added to its vintage and obsolete products list on January 30. Vintage and obsolete products are typically no longer eligible for repairs or replacement parts from Apple or Apple Authorized Service Providers, but the memo...

Apple Adding iPhone 5 and Additional Macs to Pilot Program Allowing Repairs of Select 'Vintage' Products

Thursday November 1, 2018 11:42 am PDT by
Normally, an Apple product becomes vintage once five years have passed since it was last manufactured, meaning that Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASPs) will no longer repair or service the product. In late January, however, Apple launched a pilot program that permits Apple Stores and AASPs to continue servicing select vintage products, subject to parts availability....

Apple Officially Obsoletes iPhone 5, Ending Repair Support

Thursday November 1, 2018 4:03 am PDT by
Apple has updated its vintage and obsolete products list to include the iPhone 5, six years after the smartphone's launch. The iPhone 5 is now classified by the company as vintage in the United States and Turkey, and obsolete in the rest of the world. The addition was spotted by Japanese blog Mac Otakara. Apple defines vintage products as those that have not been manufactured for more...

Apple Expanding Pilot Program Allowing Repairs of Select Vintage Macs Worldwide, Starting With 2012 MacBook Air

Wednesday August 29, 2018 6:01 am PDT by
Apple will add 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models released in Mid 2012 to its vintage and obsolete products list on August 31, according to an internal document distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers and obtained by MacRumors from a reliable source. Normally, this would mean the 2012 MacBook Air is no longer eligible for hardware service, except where...

Apple Revises Vintage-Obsolete Date of 2012 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Retina Display to End of 2018

Wednesday July 18, 2018 4:56 am PDT by
A few months ago, in an internal document obtained by MacRumors, Apple indicated the Mid 2012 model 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display would be classified as vintage or obsolete as of June 30, 2018, marking the notebook's end of hardware service eligibility at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers. In a notice distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service...

Apple's First MacBook Pro With Retina Display is Now 'Vintage'

Wednesday July 4, 2018 11:58 am PDT by
On June 11, 2012, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple introduced its first MacBook Pro with a Retina display. Impressed by its thinness, the crowd at Moscone West erupted with a huge round of applause. The notebook was also praised in many reviews, which awarded it top marks for its mix of functionality and portability. Marco Arment, a well-known developer, even called it "th...

Apple Launching Pilot Program Allowing Repairs of Soon-to-Be Vintage Mid 2011 iMac in United States

Tuesday February 27, 2018 5:03 am PST by
Apple today internally announced it is launching a new pilot program that will permit Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers to continue offering repair service for 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac models released in mid 2011, despite the fact they will be classified as vintage starting next month. The pilot program will be available in the United States only between March 1, 2018 and ...

Apple Classifies 2011 Mac Mini as Obsolete

Monday December 4, 2017 6:36 am PST by
Apple this week added all Mac mini models released in mid 2011 to its public-facing vintage and obsolete products list. Mid 2011 models have officially been classified as vintage or obsolete as of November 30, 2017, according to an internal memo distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers and later obtained by MacRumors. The distinction means that Apple and Apple Authorized Service...

Apple to Classify Third-Generation iPad as Obsolete Later This Month

Friday October 27, 2017 6:27 am PDT by
Apple will add the third-generation iPad to its vintage and obsolete products list on October 31, 2017, according to an internal memo distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers and verified by MacRumors. Apple's third-generation iPad The memo states that both Wi-Fi and cellular models of the third-generation iPad will be classified as obsolete around the world, except in the state of...

Apple's Watch-Sized iPod Nano is Officially Obsolete

Sunday September 3, 2017 10:50 am PDT by
The sixth-generation iPod nano is officially obsolete, meaning Apple will no longer repair or service the portable media player. Apple added the sixth-generation iPod nano to its internal vintage and obsolete products list on August 30, according to a memo distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers seen by MacRumors. Apple repairs and services products for up to...

Apple's Last 17-Inch MacBook Pro Set to Become Obsolete

Monday May 29, 2017 3:08 am PDT by
Apple will soon make the Mid-2011 MacBook Air and Late 2011 MacBook Pro obsolete, meaning the two models will no longer be accepted for official repair in Apple Stores from June 30. The computers are about to be added to Apple's vintage and obsolete products document, according to 9to5Mac, indicating that Apple has discontinued hardware support for both MacBooks in all regions except for...

Apple's Last Plastic MacBook Now Considered Obsolete

Monday May 1, 2017 11:56 am PDT by
Apple today updated its official list of vintage and obsolete products to add the 2010 13-inch MacBook, the final plastic-shelled MacBook it produced before discontinuing the line, and several 2009 MacBook Pro models. Apple first introduced the unibody polycarbonate MacBook, the third design iteration of the MacBook line, in late 2009, offering it in black and white. The MacBook was sold for...

Second-Generation Apple TV Added to Apple's List of Obsolete Products

Wednesday March 1, 2017 10:23 am PST by
Apple today updated its official list of vintage and obsolete products to add the second-generation Apple TV, originally released in 2010. The second-generation Apple TV was the first Apple TV that featured a black body and an aluminum Apple Remote, an updated look compared to the silver and white Apple TV that was originally released in 2007. Apple sold the second-generation Apple TV from...

Apple Adds Early 2011 13-Inch MacBook Pro to Obsolete Products List

Friday December 2, 2016 5:01 am PST by
Earlier 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...