What you need to know
- Apple has added the 2012 MacBook Pro to its obsolete product list.
- The laptop was the first MacBook Pro with a Retina Display.
The first MacBook to ship with a Retina display is now considered obsolete by Apple.
As Apple explains on its website, obsolete products are ones that were discontinued more than 7 years ago. Because they are so old, the company no longer provides parts or service for those devices.
Vintage products, on the other hand, are those that have been discontinued more than 5 but less than 7 years ago. Those products are still eligible for service and repair.
As one MacBook Pro goes to the graveyard, another is anticipated to be released later this year with a new design, new processor, and Mini-LED display.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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