Do you know what a product is classic (vintage) for Apple? AND obsolete? Here is the company's explanation for such nomenclatures:
They are called products vintage all those that have not been manufactured for more than five years and less than seven years. They are called obsolete products all those that were discontinued more than seven years ago.
When a product considered vintage or obsolete, Apple stops offering support services to them. There are some exceptions in cases involving hardware vintage, but when we are talking about obsolete, there is no way: for these there is no type of repair or repair, at least not made by Apple or authorized centers.
But why are we saying this? Now in June 2015 (more precisely on the 9th) some products will enter the obsolete category. Check the list:
Macs (obsolete in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America and the United States)
- iMac (20 inches, mid 2007)
- iMac (24 inches, mid 2007)
- MacBook Pro (15 inch; 2.2 / 2.4GHz)
- MacBook Pro (17 inch, 2.4GHz)
- MacBook Pro (17 inch, mid 2009)
iPhones (vintage In the USA; obsolete in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan and Latin America)
- original iPhone
- iPhone 3G
- iPhone 3G (China)
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 3GS (China)
Others (obsolete in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America and the United States)
- AirPort Express Base Station
- Xserve (late 2006)
- Xserve RAID (SFP, late 2004)
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The question remains: does anyone here still use such products?