Apple Adds 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air, Pro models to Vintage and Obsolete List
Apple on Tuesday added a few additional MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models to its vintage and obsolete products list, a bit later than previously expected.
Back in the beginning of April, internal documents suggested that a pair of MacBook Air models and a 13-inch MacBook Pro would be added to Apple's vintage list by the end of that month.
That didn't turn out to be the case, but on Tuesday, May 12, Apple added the 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air models and the MacBook Pro model to the list. The specific products include 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models produced in mid-2013 and early 2014, as well as the 13-inch MacBook Pro produced in mid-2014. Apple also added the fifth-generation iPod touch to its vintage products list.
Apple defines "vintage" devices as those that have not been manufactured for more than five years but fewer than seven years. "Obsolete" products, on the other hand, are any that have been discontinued for more than seven years.
Vintage products remain eligible for repairs and service at Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers, but only if those shops have the required parts in stock. Obsolete products are not eligible for repairs at these locations.
The company keeps a rolling list of vintage and obsolete products on its website, which includes recent additions like the iPhone 5 in 2018 and the iPad 2 in May 2019.
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