Skip to content

15-Inch MacBook Pro Built in 2012 Rises from Obsolescence for a Few Months

El primer MacBook Pro con pantalla Retina ya forma parte de los productos vintage de Apple

Here’s a very unusual move from Apple that’s sure to cheer more than a few people up around here: the company has removed the mid-2012 15-inch MacBook Pro from its list of obsolete products . The notebook will be officially supported by Apple again until December 31st this year.

15-Inch MacBook Pro Built in 2012 Rises from Obsolescence for a Few Months
15-Inch MacBook Pro Built in 2012 Rises from Obsolescence for a Few Months

Apple “condemned” this MacBook Pro a few months ago in its list of vintage products that are no longer being serviced, but it appears to have been a mistake and has been removed until 2019. This has yet to be reflected on Apple’s own website, which should be updated at any time.

This is a golden opportunity for everyone who has this model of Apple’s professional laptop. It doesn’t imply free repairs, but it means that it will be officially repairable for a few months. I’m sure several owners will take the opportunity to make it as good as possible, with the intention of making the MacBook Pro last a few more years. It’s the perfect time to change the battery, for example.

Remember that, because of the legislation in both territories, this is not reflected in Turkey or in the state of California. And as this is a very specific error, I would not expect something like this to happen with other computers, and more so with the sieve that we are going to have with the Mojave macOS compatibility.

At Apple