Next month, in a few days, the guys from Cupertino update the list of Mac models that become obsolete, among which are several models of MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini. When Apple puts several devices in the bag of obsolete Macs, they stop receiving official support through the company, which forces us to seek a solution to the problem through third parties, second-hand stores or start looking for ourselves life through the internet looking for spare parts.
Next December 31, the early 15 2011-inch MacBook Pro and 17-inch MacBook Pro of the same date will become vintage and obsolete at the same time, while the MacMini model that will also make the list will be the model of mid-2009. If we talk about the MacBook Air, the 13-inch model from mid-2009 will also become part of the list of obsolete Macs.
If you have any questions about whether your Mac continues to receive official support from Apple, the Cupertino-based company offers us on its website, a list with all computers classified according to whether they are vintage and / or obsolete. The life span that Apple gives to its devices is 5 to 7 years, before stopping offering spare parts in case of breakdown, so if that period has passed, you will have to go to other channels to solve it.
In California and Turkey Apple is forced to classify these devices as vintage, since according to the law they are obliged to continue offering support for two more years, up to seven, instead of the usual five that it offers worldwide. The latest models to make this list were the iPhone 4, the late 2010 13-inch MacBook Air, the Time Capsule, and the second and third generation AirPort Extreme.