We recently saw that Apple had expanded its catalog of obsolete products with three new inclusions, the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air from 2014, and this brought back many doubts about the issue of obsolete products, the treatment they receive from Apple and if it is viable to continue using them once they reach that stage of end of support.
To help you resolve the most important doubts you may have in this regard, we have created this article, where we are going to assess this issue in a clear and simple way. That Apple considers a device as obsolete does not mean that it stops working, you can continue using it without any problem, so yes, it is possible to continue using obsolete equipment even years after it falls into that category.
It is also usually viable from a software point of view, since most still have fairly new operating systems. For example, 2014 MacBook Airs that have been deemed obsolete do not support macOS Monterey, but they do. they can be upgraded to macOS Big Sur, so they still have a lot of life ahead of them.
On the other hand, we must also keep in mind that these computers usually have hardware that is still quite capable, especially if we do not buy the most basic models at the time. Going back to the example of 2014 MacBook Airthe versions with 8GB RAM they should still offer more than acceptable performance in most cases.
However, you must bear in mind that in case you suffer any problem with a device that Apple has branded as obsolete you will not be able to resort to official technical support, and that you will have no choice but to opt for a third party. This can be a perfectly viable option if we turn to trusted professionals, but it is important that you be very cautious in this regard.