Apple adds mid-2011 Mac mini to obsolete products list

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Date: Tuesday, December 5th, 2017, 03:00
Category: Hardware, Mac mini, News

As much of a workhorse the mid-2011 Mac mini is, Apple has just added it to its 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.

As such, neither Apple nor Apple Authorized Service Providers will repair or service the 2011 Mac mini, which has now exceeded the five year limits since it was last manufactured, except where required by law. There is an exception for California and Turkey, where mid-2011 Mac mini owners can still obtain service and repairs for up to two additional years.


2011 Mac mini models were the first with a Thunderbolt port, and the first without an optical disc drive for CDs/DVDs.

Even though it’s been more than 1,100 days since Apple last refreshed the Mac mini, Apple CEO Tim Cook likewise said the Mac mini will be an “important part” of Apple’s product lineup going forward in a recent email.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via MacRumors and Apple

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