Apple is preparing to make some of its old products “obsolete”. In other words, they will no longer be supported by repair support in the firm’s retail stores, but also by its authorized service providers.
As the brand notified in a document sent to its employees, the devices that will be obsolete are those that were launched 5 to 7 years ago. They will no longer be supported from June 30th next.
We find in particular the 13, 15 and 17 inch MacBook Pro released in late 2011, the 11 and 13 inch MacBook Air released in mid-2011 and the 17 inch MacBook Pro released in mid-2009. The iPhone 3GS 16 and 32 GB released in 2009 as well as the AirPort Express 802.11n are also on the list.
In just over 3 weeks, it will no longer be possible to bring these products to Apple stores and repair centers in the event of a problem. They will be classified as obsolete in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, in Japan, in Latin America, in the United States. However, some MacBooks will be kept in the “vintage” category in California and Turkey.