The adjective “vintage” in the Russian language has a positive connotation, even more is the epithet with a shade of glamour. But not in this case. December 8, vintage Apple acknowledges iPod touch first generation, iMac, MacBook Air, Mac Pro and some other products, released in 2008 and 2009.
In June of this year, Apple has stopped supporting iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and older models of MacBook Pro, iMac, AirPort Express base station, Xserve and Xserve RAID. In the last month of the year the same fate will befall the once popular Apple Cinema Display in early 2007, the 13-inch MacBook early 2008 15 inch MacBook Pro early 2008, a Time Capsule of the first generation.
According to the website technical support, the assignment of such status means that Apple will finally discontinue support and service devices outside of the state of California, USA.
From 8 December 2015, Apple will cease technical support:
Mac (USA, Turkey, AP/CN/EU/JP/LA/ and Apple retail stores)
- iMac (21.5-inch, late 2009)
- iMac (27-inch, late 2009)
- MacBook Air (mid 2009)
- Mac Pro (early 2009)
Mac (AP/CN/EU/JP/LA/US and Apple retail stores)
- Apple Cinema Display (23-inch, early 2007)
- MacBook (13-inch, early 2009)
- MacBook Pro (early 2008)
- Time Capsule (first generation)
iPod touch (AP/CN/EU/JP/LA/US and Apple retail stores)
- iPod touch (1st generation)
Beats (AP/CN/EU/JP/LA/US and Apple retail stores)
- Beatbox Portable (1st generation)
- Wireless (1st generation)
- Hearbeats (1st generation)
The status of “vintage” means the termination of service. In other words, in the Apple Store and at authorized service centers owners of such devices will be denied even paid for the repair. By December 2015 Apple will write off the original iPod touch and iPhone, and next summer the turn comes to the iPhone 4. Service support for most Apple devices made within five years after their withdrawal from sale.