Apple adds 2013, 2014 MacBook Air and Pro models to vintage and obsolete list

Apple on Tuesday added the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models (mid-2013 and early 2014) and the 13-inch MacBook Pro (mid-2014) to its vintage and obsolete products list.

Apple adds 2013 and 2014 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models to vintage and obsolete list. Image: Apple's 11-inch MacBook Air (2013)
Apple’s 11-inch MacBook Air (2013)

Mike Peterson for AppleInsider:

Apple also added the fifth-generation iPod touch to its vintage products list.

Apple defines “vintage” devices as those that have not been manufactured for more than five years but fewer than seven years. “Obsolete” products, on the other hand, are any that have been discontinued for more than seven years.

Vintage products remain eligible for repairs and service at Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers, but only if those shops have the required parts in stock. Obsolete products are not eligible for repairs at these locations.

MacDailyNews Take: Time marches on. Apple’s ever-growing vintage and obsolete products list is here.


  1. As noted, these are only labels for official hardware repair support by Apple, based on the number of years product has been out-of-production. It is NOT related to software support. For example, all the Macs mentioned are still supported by the current version of MacOS. However, the 5th gen iPod touch (with A5) cannot run iOS after 9.3.5.

      1. 😝 Being on the list means Apple is NOT obligated to provide repair service for product 🙃 Apple probably needs to make an exception and extend the time before butterfly keyboard Macs are put on the “obsolete” list, hehe…

  2. My 2008 17″ MBP is still going strong with an SSD replacement and I have just recently had a new battery and screen replaced by Apple on my 2014 15″ MBP, all for the price of just the battery replacement. Love my MBP’s.

      1. 10.11.6 El Capitan. I have it connected to an old 23″ Apple Cinema Display and the wife uses it for browsing and mail. I fitted an OWC 240Gb SSD a few years back and it all still works well.

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