Owners of mid-2010 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros and early 2009 Xserve servers can take pride in knowing they used their Macs until they were officially obsolete.
Apple has updated its vintage and obsolete products list with three new products: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010), MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010), and Xserve (Early 2009).
The above models of Macs are now officially classified as vintage in the United States and Turkey, and obsolete in the rest of the world.
If a Mac or other Apple product is listed as obsolete or vintage, that generally means they are no longer eligible for Apple hardware service. It doesn’t mean they’re not perfectly useable, just that you can’t get them serviced by Apple any longer.
Vintage products are those that haven’t been manufactured for more than five years, but less than seven. Obsolete models are those that haven’t been manufactured in over seven years.
If you’re curious how to identify your MacBook pro model to determine its “obsolete” status, visit this Apple Support page.