Back in December, Apple added a healthy dose of older devices to its obsolete and vintage list, and now the company is back at it again.
Apple has officially updated its list of products that are now classified as vintage or obsolete, based on region. The new additions include the mid-2010 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro models, along with the 2009-based Xserve. The three products are officially listed as “vintage” in the United States and Turkey, while in the rest of the world they are tagged as “obsolete.”
The devices that get added to this list represent Apple products that no longer qualify for hardware service/repairs. According to Apple’s own definitions, a vintage product is one that hasn’t been manufactured in five years, but was originally put together earlier than seven years ago. Obsolete products are ones that have been discontinued more than seven years ago.
As mentioned above, Apple recently added a slate of older products to the vintage and obsolete list, including the late-2009 21.5-inch iMac, and the early-2008 13-inch MacBook Pro, among others.