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Apple Obsoletes Older Beats Models as Push Towards Wireless Continues

Apple updated its vintage and obsolete products list today with the addition of some older Beats wired headphones and accessories, including select first- or second-generation Heartbeats, Mixr, Powerbeats, Pro, Solo, Solo HD, Studio and Tour models. One old wireless model was also obsoleted. Apple products on the vintage and obsolete list are no longer eligible for hardware service, with a few exceptions. Apple defines obsolete products as those that have not been manufactured for more than seven years, while vintage products are those that were discontinued more than five but less than seven years ago. The following Beats headphones and accessories are now obsolete in the U.S., Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Latin America:Heartbeats (2nd gen.): black, white Mixr: black, white Powerbeats (1st gen.): black, red, white Pro: black, Detox, white Solo (1st gen.): black, white, HTC white Solo HD: black, black-gold, purple, red, white, Yao Ming Studio (1st g.): Red Sox, black, blue, green, orange, pink, purple, red, silver, white Tour (1st gen.): black, white Urbeats (1st gen.): black, matte white Wireless (1.5): black, whiteApple obsoleting many of the older Beats wired models listed above is largely unsurprising, but it comes at a time when the company is expected to make a big push towards wireless connectivity on its flagship product. Multiple reports claim the iPhone 7 will not have a headphone jack, but rather an all-in-one Lightning port for docking and audio. iPhone 7 users would be able to pair wireless headphones over Bluetooth, use

Apple Obsoletes Select Early 2008 to Late 2009 Macs

Apple has updated its vintage and obsolete products list with various older products that have not been manufactured for at least five years, including select Macs manufactured between early 2008 and late 2009, the second-generation Time Capsule and the 32GB original iPod touch. Apple products on the vintage and obsolete list are no longer eligible for hardware service, with a few exceptions. Apple defines vintage products as those that have not been manufactured for more than five and less than seven years ago, while obsolete products are those that were discontinued more than seven years ago. Only the new additions are reflected below. Macintosh products vintage in the U.S. and Turkey and obsolete in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Latin America iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) MacBook Air (Mid 2009) Mac Pro (Early 2009) Time Capsule 802.11n (2nd generation) Macintosh products obsolete in the U.S., Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Latin America Apple Cinema Display (23-inch, DVI, Early 2007) Apple Cinema Display (30-inch DVI) MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008) MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008) MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008) Time Capsule 802.11n (1st generation) iPod products obsolete in the U.S., Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, and Latin America iPod touch with Jan SW UPG 32GB

Original iPhone Will Soon Be 'Obsolete' In Apple Retail Stores

The original iPhone will soon be considered obsolete in Apple Retail Stores according to an internal Apple document shared by 9to5Mac. Products considered 'obsolete' are ineligible for service parts and documentation at retail stores and cannot be repaired at mail-in AppleCare Repair Centers.Apple typically makes products 'obsolete' or 'vintage' five years after they are discontinued, though there are some exceptions where required by law. The original iPhone went on sale in June 2007 and was discontinued in July 2008 when the iPhone 3G was released.Other Apple products that will be considered 'vintage' as of June 11, 2013 include the mid-2007 models of the iMac, the late 2006 model Xserve, and the original Mac Pro. 9to5Mac has the list of newly minted vintage and obsolete products, while Apple maintains a list of all products named vintage or obsolete going back to the Apple