Apple is set to add 9 devices to its ‘vintage’ list at the end of this month, marking 5 years since the company last distributed them for sale. These include popular devices such as the first MacBook Pro series with Touch Bar, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro as well as the 27-inch iMac.
As reported by MacRumors, who spotted the internal memo by Apple to its Stores and Authorised Service Providers, the devices will be added into the vintage list on 31 July 2022. Here’s a full list of applicable Apple devices:
- iPad Pro (9.7-inch, Wi-Fi)
- iPad Pro (9.7-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt Ports)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt Ports)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
- MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
- MacBook (12-inch, Early 2016)
- iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015)
- iMac (27-inch, Retina 5K, Late 2015)
Being added into the vintage list pretty much spells the end of the devices’ official first-hand availability and repairability support by Apple. However, starting from the second half of 2018, Apple vintage products can still be repaired by Apple Stores and Apple Authorised Service Providers should the devices only been in the vintage list for less than 24 months and if they are spare parts available.
Hence, if you’re an owner of any of these devices and have issues with them, you may have to look into third-party repair services to get them fixed. That is quite a bummer as most of these devices are still working fine until today for most users.
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