A little later than expected, Apple has added the following 2013 and 2014 models of the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro to its vintage and obsolete products list:
- MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)
- MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)
- MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014)
- MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2014)
Also today, Apple added the iPod touch (5th generation) to its vintage products, defined as those that have not been manufactured for more than five but less than seven years. Devices on the list are no longer be eligible for service at a Genius Bar or Apple Authorized Service Providers.
The fifth-generation iPod touch was released on October 11, 2012, with more color options than earlier models, offering silver, pink, yellow, blue, and PRODUCT(RED). The iPod touch (5th generation) was officially discontinued by Apple on July 15, 2015, with the release of its successor, the iPod touch (6th generation).
An internal memo obtained by MacRumors at the beginning of last month revealed Apple’s plans to obsolete the above Mac products by the end of April.
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Weinbach suggests that iPhone 12 Pro, rumored to come in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes, will feature a high refresh-rate 120Hz ProMotion display, as currently seen on iPad Pro. The new…
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Top Stories: New 13″ MacBook Pro, WWDC Starts June 22, AirPods Pro Firmware Update, and More
This week saw a couple of big announcements, led by the launch of an update for the 13-inch MacBook Pro line. Most notably, the update brought the improved Magic Keyboard previously introduced on its 16-inch sibling and the MacBook Air, with high-end models also receiving updated processors.
Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The second significant announcement this…
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There’s no clear cut way to upgrade the…
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Artist rendition In keeping with the successful AirPods brand, the rumored “Studio” over-ear headphones would significantly diversify Apple’s AirPods lineup, which last added the in-ear AirPods Pro in October 2019. The supposed price…
Apple’s Greg Joswiak on AirPods Growth: ‘It Was Almost Like Wildfire’
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Joswiak touched upon Apple’s vision for a wireless future. Apple crossed a pivotal point in its push towards a wireless future with the controversial…
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DxOMark: iPhone 11 Front-Facing Camera ‘Decent’ but Misses Top 10
DxOMark this week published the results of its in-depth review of the iPhone 11’s 12MP front-facing camera. The device delivered “decent performance” and achieved an overall score of 91 points, but failed to make the overall top 10.
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