Apple has added the first iMac model with a 5K Retina Display to its vintage products list. The iMac is one of several iMac models that have recently been added to the list.
The full list of iMac models added to the list:
- iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2013)
- iMac (27-inch, Late 2013)
- iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2014)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014)
- iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Mid 2015)
While previously vintage Apple products were no longer eligible for repairs at an Apple Genius bar or at Apple Authorized Service Providers, Apple had a change of heart and began offering extended repair windows for select vintage products in 2018. That means many or all of the iMacs listed above may remain eligible for repairs for the near future, subject to the availability of needed parts.
Vintage products are those that have not been sold for more than 5 and less than 7 years ago.
Owners of new iPhone or Mac notebook products purchased after December 31, 2020 in France, may obtain service and parts from Apple or Apple service providers for 7 years from the date the product model was last supplied by Apple for distribution into France.
Obsolete products are those whose sales were discontinued more than 7 years ago. Monster-branded Beats products are considered obsolete regardless of when they were purchased. Apple discontinues all hardware service for obsolete products, with no exceptions. Service providers cannot order parts for obsolete products.
As noted by MacRumors, the vintage and obsolete products list has been renamed to “Obtaining service for your Apple product after an expired warranty.”