Starting this Friday, 30 June, Apple followed by labeling its series of MacBook models, iPhones and Airport Express as vintage or obsolete will no longer provide repair support to these products at any of Apple’s Retail Stores or the Authorised Service providers.
To make it clearer to the readers, Apple labels some of its devices obsolete after a certain period for lack of finding repairs for those devices, which would leave these products with no authorized repair supports.
The following MacBook series and Airport Express will no longer receive repair support at any of its authorized repair centers:
1. 11-inch MacBook Air (mid-2011)
2. 13-inch MacBook Air (mid-2011)
3. 15-inch MacBook Pro (late-2011)
4. 17-inch MacBook Pro (mid-2009 and late-2011)
5. 1st generation 802.11n AirPort Express
Finally, the 3rd generation iPhone released in 2009, the 3GS both variants 16GB as well as 32GB will also be moved to the vintage series 8yrs after its release.
Here’s an exception to the said rule. Apple is entitled to provide its support in few countries with a limited extension for their support for its labeled products. In countries like Turkey and California, some of these products instead of being labeled obsolete are labeled vintage and Apple will continue giving its support for a limited period of extension up to two years.
An official document is released by Apple notifying the products it has labeled obsolete or vintage which no longer will receive Apple’s repair support, Indian Business Times reported.