It was recently reported that third-party repairs for some of Apple’s newest Macs may be tightly restricted, but it may not be all doom and gloom just yet.
Apple’s Proprietary Software Puts Restrictions on Third-Party Repair Options for 2018 MacBook Pro and iMac Pro
It isn’t much of a surprise that Apple would like its customer base to use its own retail stores to handle repairs of its hardware when necessary, but sometimes third-party options are the only ones readily available for customers.
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While Apple tries to make it so that its in-store repair process is as smooth as possible, hiccups happen, and that can include shortages of necessary pieces to repair those devices.
The iMac Pro went up for sale before the end of 2017 in most of its configurable options, and now, months later, the company behind the powerful desktop machine is looking for feedback.
Apple debuted its custom T1 security chip with the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. The chip ran a custom and toned down version of iOS and looked after the operations of the Touch Bar. With the iMac Pro last year, the company debuted the successor to that chip, T2.
It isn’t a secret that Apple prides itself on being a pretty secretive company, especially when it comes to how things work behind-the-scenes.
Late last year, Apple launched the iMac Pro — its first pro machine meant for professionals after almost 5 years. With a starting price tag of $4,999, the iMac Pro is not meant for the average consumer. The raw horsepower offered by it is meant for professionals who are into video or graphics production.
The iMac Pro is a powerful all-in-one machine, but it also comes saddled with a pretty high price tag. So if you have been waiting to pick one up with a slight discount, Apple may have a solution.
It has been some time since Apple launched its most powerful iMac ever, the iMac Pro, but it looks like the company wants to bring more eyeballs back around.
Apple has internally launched a new pilot program where it will allow authorized Apple stores and service providers to continue offering repair services for the 21.5-inch and 27-inch mid-2011 iMac. Apple is scheduled to declare the 2011 iMac as vintage from next month at which point it will stop offering any kind of hardware repair support for them.