Assorted Mac, iPad and Beats products edge towards “obsolete” status, will no longer be eligible for service or repair after December 8th
Date: Monday, November 2nd, 2015, 06:59
Category: AppleCare, iMac, iPod Touch, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, News, Software
Every so often, a group of Apple products moves into an “Obsolete” category, meaning the product is no longer eligible for service or repair support through Apple retail stores or authorized third-party channels.
This time around, the products include:
– iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009)
– iMac (27-inch, Late 2009)
– MacBook Air (Mid 2009)
– Mac Pro (Early 2009)
– MacBook (13-inch, early 2008)
– MacBook Pro (15-inch, early 2009)
These Macs will move to Obsolete status in all regions and vintage status where applicable. Apple typically begins the process for models 5-7 years after manufacturing has been discontinued and maintains a list on its website here. Vintage status only applies to California and Turkey where the company is required to continue offering support in some cases, but otherwise everything gets obsolete status and will no longer be eligible for hardware repairs.
Other products moving towards vintage obsolete status this time around include the following:
– iPod touch (1st generation)
– The Apple Cinema Display (23-inch, DVI early 2007)
– Time Capsule 802.11n (1st) generation,
– Beatbox Portable (1st generation)
– Wireless (1st generation)
– Heartbeats (1st generation)
These products will enter obsolete status on December 8th, 2015.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.