Apple has added eight older Mac models to its vintage products list from 2015 to 2016 including iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook, and MacBook models.
Apple says that its devices are designed to be long-lasting and encourage consumers to use their products for as long as they can for environmental reasons. This is why the company provides repair services and parts for all hardware products for a minimum of 5 years or up to 7 years subject to part availability.
However, a product is considered vintage when the company has stopped selling it for more than 5 years and less than 7 years and is not eligible for repair by Apple and its authorized service providers.
Here is the list of Mac models that Apple considers vintage products
As listed on Apple’s support page, the following Mac models recently became vintage products:
- Mac notebooks
- MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
- Mac desktops
- iMac (21.5-inch, Early 2013)
- 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)
- Mac Pro (Mid 2012)
It must be kept in mind that, Mac notebooks are eligible for an extended battery-only repair period for up to 10 years from when the product was last distributed for sale, subject to parts availability.
Apple is going to complete its 2-year transition of the Mac lineup from Intel processors to Apple Silicon this year. The company has revolutionized the computer industry with its M1 series chips delivering high performance and incredible battery performance.
In March, the company launched the new desktop CPU ‘Mac Studio’ powered by M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips, and in June, new 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with M2 chip with introduced.
By the end of 2022, it is expected to unveil the next-generation Mac mini with an M2 chip, and the higher-end MacBook Pro.