The adjective “vintage” in Russian has a positive connotation, even more is the epithet with a shade of glamour. But not in this case. 8 September 2015 Apple officially acknowledges vintage first Apple TV, the Apple displays and Apple Cinema Display LED Cinema Display, and Mac mini release in 2009 and a number of iPod models.
Since September, Apple is no longer interested in the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display, released in early 2007, a 24-inch Apple LED Cinema, Apple TV first generation Mac mini late 2009 (with white cover), iPod nano third and fifth generations, iPod shuffle third generation, iPod touch second and third generation, and iPod Classic.
According to information on the support site, the assignment of such status means that Apple will finally end support and maintenance of gadgets outside of the state of California, USA.
From September 8, 2015 Apple will discontinue technical support:
Mac in the USA, Turkey, AP/CN/EU/JP/LA and Apple retail stores:
- Apple Cinema Display (30-inch, early 2007)
- Apple LED Cinema Display (24-inch)
- Apple TV (first generation)
- Mac mini (late 2009)
iPod in USA, AP/CN/EU/JP/LA and Apple retail stores:
- iPod nano 5G
- iPod shuffle 3G
- iPod touch 2G
- iPod touch 3G
iPod in AP/CN/EU/JP/LA and Apple retail stores:
- iPod Classic
- iPod nano 3G
“Vintage” status means the termination of service devices. In other words, the Apple Store and at authorized service centers owners of such devices will be denied even in the paid repair. Service support for most Apple devices is made within five years after their withdrawal from sale.