Apple prides itself on being on the cutting edge of technology, and as such its products are constantly being updated and improved. And although Apple products are usually very long-lasting, no Mac, gadget or device will last forever – and as technology improves, you probably wouldn’t want them to. At some point your device will become obsolete.
Machines over seven years old are classed as Vintage. This means that parts particular to that model will no longer be available and you will likely be unable to update to future OS versions. This could mean that some applications may no longer be compatible with these models.
Apple declares products as vintage five years after the product is last manufactured. Although this means that Apple will no longer repair them, it doesn’t necessarily mean that we won’t either.
As of 1st April 2018, the following list of machines are moving into the Vintage classification:
- MacBook Pro from late 2011 and prior (17-inch and smaller)
- iMac from Mid 2011 and prior
If you have one of these devices and have concerns about whether you’ll still be able to use or repair it, go to the following website for help: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201624.