Apple Declares Three Macs As Obsolete Or Vintage, Will No Longer Offer Repairs Or Replacements


Every year, almost each Apple product is upgraded to the latest specifications and features. However, the trend to upgrade older products tends to slow down over time. Moreover, over time, aged products are not upgraded and then there comes a time when the company just has to let it out of its upgrade cycle. Seemingly, Apple has declared that three Macs are now obsolete and the company will no longer offer repairs or replacements for them. So let's dive in to see some more details on the matter.

Apple Declares Three Mac Models As Obsolete Or Vintage

As we have mentioned earlier that Apple has declared three Macs obsolete. The scenario seems to be quite different in Turkey and California as some of the computers are labeled 'vintage'. Not only this but they will receive support for the coming two years. The Mac mini (Mid 2011) is labeled as Vintage, while the 21.5-inch iMac (Late 2009) and the 27-inch iMac (Late 2009) is obsolete across the globe.

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Usually, a product has to be five years old after it has been manufactured for Apple to call it obsolete or vintage. Furthermore, even though the company itself will not repair or replace the device, service will still be available from third-party companies. However, it depends if they have the expertise and the necessary parts available.

In addition to this, Apple has also announced that the warranty extension for the 2012 MacBook Pro with retina display is no longer applicable. This is due to the reason that the extended warranty for the notebook was offered for specific issues in the display. Furthermore, the warranty was stretched to over a four years time span after the customers reported that the anti-reflective coating on the device was coming off. This was known as 'Staingate' at that time.

Apart from the 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display, any later model suffering from the same issue is still covered for repairs. It's definitely good to see Apple providing support for its older hardware. Just like its hardware support, Apple also ensures that older devices receive the latest software upgrades as well. This will add latest features to older hardware, which is indeed a plus. There will be more tot he story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more.

This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Apple declaring three Mac models as obsolete or vintage? Share your views with us in the comments.

News Source: 9to5mac