A Long List of Apple Products Will Be Considered ‘Obsolete’ Soon
It has been a while since Apple has been producing its range of smart products. With the exciting news of what iPhone 6s might offer, there also comes sad news for many. Apple purportedly has released a list of products that are going obsolete come June 9th 2015. 9t05Mac, a tech community that brings exclusive breaking news, shared a leaked internal document from Apple stating the aforesaid information.
Apple is going to stop offering support to its older devices through its retail stores and approved service providers. The company will also stop providing any further updates for these devices.
According to Apple’s policy. If a device gets an ‘Obsolete’ status, Apple no longer offers service or repair support through its own Apple retail stores or authorized service providers. If a device gets a ‘Vintage’ status, the company is required to continue offering support in selected countries.
The products in its categories are:
Apple iPhone ‘Vintage’ in the U.S, ‘Obsolete’ in AP/CN/EU/JP/LA and Apple Retail Stores
- iPhone 3G
- iPhone 3G (China)
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 3GS (China)
Macintosh Obsolete in U.S/AP/CN/EU/JP/LA and Apple Retail Stores
- iMac (20-inch, Mid 2007)
- iMac (24-inch, Mid 2007)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.4/2.2GHZ)
- MacBook Pro (17-inch, 2.4GHZ)
- Xserve (Late 2006)
- Xserve RAID (SFP, Late 2004)
- AirPort Express Base Station
Macintosh Vintage in the U.S and Turkey/ Obsolete in AP/CN/JP/LA/EU(except Turkey) and Apple Retail Stores
- Macbook Pro (17 inch Mid 2009)
Apple typically begins this process for models which are 5-7 years old after their manufacturing has been discontinued. The products mentioned above will officially move to their new status on June 9, 2015, but Apple continues to offer support for AppleCare customers.