As time goes by, people get older and things get older. In this transition there comes a time when the company decides that this “thing”, computer, device or whatever, can no longer be sold and then declares itself obsolete, with all that that means. There will no longer be spare parts, for example. It has been known thanks to an internal notice from Apple that this month, at the end, atSome Mac models will be declared obsolete.
Apple has sent an internal memorandum to the workers involved, to warn them that, at the end of this month of November, some Mac models will be declared obsolete. That means they can no longer be chosen nor can they be repaired. It must be differentiated from what Apple defines as vintage. Vintage things are no longer sold in the store, but the obsolete ones cannot even be repaired by authorized services anymore, of course. Service providers cannot order parts for obsolete products.
Specifically, the computers that Apple will declare as obsolete They are: The 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac Late 2013, the 21.5-inch iMac Mid-2014 and the 27-inch iMac Retina 5K Late 2014, these are the ones chosen to be defined as obsolete on November 30 of 2022.
If you want to know exactly the difference between vintage and obsolete, you can always go to the specific Apple website. But as a summary, we tell you that:
- Vintage products are those that they have not been manufactured for more than 5 and less than 7 years. Apple has discontinued hardware service for vintage products with a few exceptions.
- Obsolete products are those that They were discontinued over 7 years ago. Out of curiosity, Monster-branded Beats products are considered obsolete regardless of when they were purchased.