Apple has published bundle of hardware that, once December arrives, will become obsolete. Considered these Apple devices will no longer be serviceable by Mac maker, and will effectively beat the cut off from non security based iOS software updates. Actually means that these products listed below will be classified as either vintage in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Japan, Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Apple Retail Stores.
Simultaneously, Apple is well known for supporting its gadgets longer than most companies and yet also accused of building planned obsolescence into devices like iPhones in order to force users to upgrade sooner than they ordinarily would, will evidently cut such things as the 2009 Mac Pro off from support on December 8th 2015.
For older products, Apple is about to move a bunch of Macs, iPods, and accessories to obsolete status, meaning the products will no longer be eligible for service or repair support through Apple retail stores or authorized third-party channels.
The list of hardware joining an ever growing collection of obsolete devices is:
- iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009)
- iMac (27-inch, Late 2009)
- MacBook Air (Mid 2009)
- Mac Pro (Early 2009)
- MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2009)
- Apple Cinema Display (23-inch, DVI Early 2007)
- Time Capsule 802.11n (1st Generation)
- iPod touch (1st generation)
Those of you living in California and Turkey will see the hardware become ‘vintage’ rather than obsolete due to the different laws on how long products must be kept in live support for.
On December 8, 2015, the products listed below will be classified as either vintage or obsolete in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, the United States, and Apple Retail Stores.
Apple is also be killing off support for a long list of Beats products that Apple inherited with its acquisition of Beats Electronics, including:
- Beatbox Portable (1st generation)
- Wireless (1st generation)
- Heartbeats (1st generation)
Once December 8th hits around none of the devices listed will be eligible for support by either official of authorized support centers, but if you’re willing to pay for the repair, you’re in luck. Apple typically begins the process for models 5-7 years after manufacturing has been discontinued and maintains a list on its website here.