Some Aging MacBook Pro, Air, and Mac Mini Models Going Obsolete in December


As the years progress, older Apple-branded products find their way into the ever-expanding list of obsolete and/or vintage devices.

As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple is set to add a few more devices to the list of obsolete and vintage models, specifically within the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini lineups. With the devices going into the obsolete or vintage list, they will lose their repair support from both Apple itself, and authorized repair sites.

The list looks like this, which goes into effect on December 31, 2016:

  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, early 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, early 2011)


  • Mac mini (early 2009)
  • MacBook (13-inch, mid-2009)
  • Here are a few key details, as noted in the original report:

    “Vintage status applies to California and or Turkey where limited support for certain products is available for two years after products become obsolete elsewhere. So other than Turkey and California for the MacBook Pro models noted above, the other products will be obsolete in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe (except for Turkey), Latin America, Japan, and Apple Retail Stores (except in California).”

    Apple most recently updated its list of obsolete devices in October.

    [via 9to5Mac; Apple]

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