Apple adds additional MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac mini models to obsolescence list

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Date: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, 05:04
Category: Hardware, Mac mini, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, News

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A number of additional MacBook Pro notebooks, MacBook Air notebooks and Mac mini desktops will be added to Apple’s list of vintage and obsolete products starting next month, which means the products will lose official Apple repair support through the company’s retail stores and authorized resellers.

Starting on December 31st, Apple will add the following units to its worldwide obsolescence list:

Macintosh Vintage in the U.S. and Turkey / Obsolete in AP/CN/EU (except Turkey)/JP/LA and Apple Retail Stores:
– MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)

– MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)

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Some users report flickering issue with 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro

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Date: Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, 05:31
Category: Hardware, MacBook Pro, News

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As nifty as the new 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro might be, there might be some video-related bugs to hunt down.

A number of posts have highlighted video-related issues, including flickering screens, have been reported. The issues have also included changes in the shade of colors alongside the considerable screen flicker.

One post offered the following description:

“I’ve had my new MacBook Pro for about a week now, already the screen has started flickering. Today the whole screen became all pixelated and glitchy to the point that I couldn’t see the mouse cursor moving. I reset the MacBook and now it’s still flickering.”

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