As you know, the life cycle of an Apple product (or any company) does not end the moment it is discontinued – by law, manufacturers must maintain a period of support for these devices even after their sale ends. .
In the case of Apple, the whole thing works as follows: five years after the closure of its sales, a product is considered «classic» – that is, the company no longer has an obligation to support it, but can do so according to the availability of spare parts at its stores or authorized service (except in Turkey and the US state of California, where support in this period is still mandatory).
Two years after that period (ie seventh birthday end of sales), products are now considered “Obsolete” – and then, it remains to be hoped that your product will no longer be defective, since the authorized assistance network will no longer support it anywhere in the world. In this case, the way is to appeal to an unauthorized workshop.
For today, a few more creations from Apple have been added to the list of classic products. More specifically, I refer to some models of MacBooks Air / Pro manufactured in 2013/14. The complete list of models can be seen below:
- MacBook Air (11 inches, mid 2013)
- MacBook Air (13 inches, mid 2013)
- MacBook Air (11 inches, early 2014)
- MacBook Air (13 inches, early 2014)
- MacBook Pro (13 inches, mid 2014)
The full list of classic and obsolete Apple products can be found on this support page.
Update, for Rafael Fischmann May 12, 2020 at 10:10
It took a little while, but Apple updated the support article with the aforementioned MacBooks Air / Pro and also added the 5th generation iPod touch – launched in September 2012 and discontinued in July 2015, with the arrival of the sixth generation.