Apple to Add More MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini Models to Obsolete List in December

Posted in Apple, Apple News, Mac on 29/11/2016 by Chris Hauk


Apple will be adding more older MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini models to its list of vintage and obsolete products on December 31, 2016. The affected products will lose official Apple repair support through Apple retail stores and authorized resellers.

Apple to Add More MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini Models to Obsolete List in December

As of December 31, 2016, all the following Macs will become either vintage or obsolete in the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region:

  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)

Being added to the list doesn’t mean these products won’t work any longer, it just means that you’re on your own when it comes to hardware issues and repairs.  For a full list of vintage and obsolete Apple products, visit the Apple website.

Vintage products are those Apple Products that have not been manufactured for more than 5 and less than 7 years ago. The company discontinues hardware service for vintage products, with a few exceptions for products purchased inTurkey and California.

Obsolete products are those that were discontinued more than 7 years ago. TheCupertino firm has discontinued all hardware service for obsolete products with no exceptions.


Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.