31 Dec Apple discontinues service support and maintenance of four models of Mac computers. This fact drew the attention of 9to5Mac.
Users of Apple devices can obtain service and spare parts company or authorized service centers within 5 years after the product is discontinued from production. After another two years Apple ends support of outdated and end-of-life products.
End-of-life products are products discontinued more than seven years ago. Apple does not service such products and makes no exceptions. Service representatives do not have the possibility to order spare parts for end-of-life gadgets.
31 of this year, Apple will expand the list of legacy products Mac for the United States and Turkey, as well as end-of-life products for the Asia-Pacific region, Canada, Japan, Europe and Latin America.
Updated list of outdated models (legacy in the U.S. and Turkey emerged from operating in AP/CN/EU/JP/LA):
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, early 2011)
- MacBook Pro (17-inch, early 2011)
End-of-life in AP/CN/EU/JP/LA/U.S.:
- Mac mini (early 2009)
- MacBook (13-inch mid 2009)
The presented model will be partially supported in the United States and Turkey. In all Apple retail stores and in the Asia-Pacific region, Canada, Europe and Latin America working with a grocery list for US, but for them there is no difference between obsolete and end-of-life products. For retail Apple stores and these regions above all the products from the list obsolete for the USA (all models) are out of operation.
We will remind, in September in a list of outdated U.S. and Turkey emerged from the operation in other countries are also included 20-inch iMac release in 2009 and released in 2010, Mac mini and Mac mini Server. In October of this year they were joined by the iPhone 4, MacBook Air 2010 13-inch MacBook Air, AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule, 3G and 2G.