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Apple recently updated its official list of “Vintage and Obsolete” products, which determines whether or not Apple will continue repair programs for those specific devices. 

On Tuesday, Apple updated its official product page for Vintage and Obsolete devices, and quite a bit of them range from the year 2008-2009. These items will not have support for part replacements or repair service. However, in some regions, like in California, Apple is legally required to provide support for Macs, iPhones and iPods.

For those that are curious, you can view the list of newly labeled Vintage and Obsolete products of Apple:

  • 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.

The products seen above will have some support in other regions like the U.S. and Turkey, but are considered obsolete in Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. Moreover, according to Apple, obsolete products were last manufactured seven years ago, and the company has discontinued hardware support for them without exception, which includes supply parts no longer being shipped to third-party repair firms.

Below is a list of Apple’s products that are now globally obsolete:

  • 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 touch with Jan SW UPG 32GB.

For more information about Apple’s Vintage and Obsolete list of products and devices, you can head on over to support.apple.com for more details.

Source info: support.apple.com


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