For most of us, a computer is like a car, it is food as long as it does what we need it to do. We don’t notice how old our car or computer is until problems start to pop up or slowdowns become more common.
Recently Apple added eight Macs to their vestige product list and most of these Mac is less than a decade old.
The list of Macs added to the vintage list at the end of July are:
- MacBook (12-inch, Early 2016)
- MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2015)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt Ports)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt Ports)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
- iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015)
- iMac (27-inch, Retina 5K, Late 2015)
The most notable Macs on the list are the MacBook Pro. These are the models that had the divisive Touch Bar that replaced the function keys.
Also new to the vintage list is the 9.7-in iPad Pro (2016).
Apple considered a product vintage when it stopped distributing them for sale for more than 5 and less than 7 years.
When a product enters the vintage list, it generally means that Apple no longer provides services, parts, and updates for the product. This doesn’t mean that the product will suddenly stop working and you can’t get repairs done (elsewhere). Apple products are built to last.