Apple maintains a list of Mac computers that have reached the end of their official technical support, categorizing them as “vintage” products. This list is periodically updated by the company to include new models. If you’re curious to find out if your MacBook falls into this category, we’ll provide you with information about the most recent vintage models and upcoming additions in this post.
The list of obsolete Macs is gigantic
Apple, a company established in 1976, originally introduced its computers as “Apple” before they became known as the Macintosh and later the Mac. This is why it may come as a surprise to see devices like the Apple I, Apple II, or Apple III on the list of outdated products. The list encompasses every model manufactured by Apple, from its inception to the present day.
While it’s uncommon for the average user to work with an Apple II, most users tend to have more recent computers. The comprehensive list, titled “Outdated Mac Products Worldwide,” is divided into three main categories: Mac Laptops, Mac Desktops, and Peripherals. However, it’s important to note that the most recent models considered obsolete date back to 2009 and 2014.
Although a computer purchased in 2009 or 2010 may seem old, Mac systems tend to have a longer lifespan compared to others. Even when they reach the end of their primary phase and may lack the latest power, they can still perform adequately for less demanding tasks. The following Mac laptop models are no longer eligible for official repairs:
- MacBook Air Mid 2009
- MacBook Air 11″ late 2010
- MacBook Air 13″ late 2010
- MacBook Air 11″ Mid 2011
- MacBook Air 13″ Mid 2011
- MacBook Air 11″ Mid 2012
- MacBook Air 13″ Mid 2012
- MacBook Air 11″ Mid 2013
- MacBook Air 13″ Mid 2013
- MacBook Air 11″ Early 2014
- MacBook Air 13″ Early 2014
- MacBook Pro 13″ Mid 2010
- MacBook Pro 15″ Mid 2010
- MacBook Pro 13″ early 2011
- MacBook Pro 15″ Early 2011
- MacBook Pro 15″ Late 2011
- MacBook Pro 17″ early 2011
- MacBook Pro 17″ Late 2011
- MacBook Pro 13″ Mid 2009
- MacBook Pro 15″ Mid 2009
- MacBook Pro Retina 15″ Mid 2012
- MacBook Pro Retina 13″ Late 2012
- MacBook Pro Retina 15″ Early 2013
- MacBook Pro Retina 13″ Late 2013
- MacBook Pro Retina 13″ Mid 2014
In addition to the previously mentioned models, Apple’s list of outdated Mac laptops also includes devices from the PowerBook series, which were produced prior to the transition to Intel processors. It encompasses all models from the older iBook family as well. Furthermore, the initial batch of the MacBook model, which was reintroduced in 2015 with a different approach, is also included on the list.