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Apple will add the 2012 MacBook Air to its list of obsolete products, but with some good news

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Gradually, as the years go by, Apple continues to add those products that reach a certain age to its list of vintage products . And all the products on that list are no longer officially supported, so it’s bad news for those who continue to hang on to them. But sometimes an internal decision makes exceptions.

Apple will add the 2012 MacBook Air to its list of obsolete products, but with some good news
Apple will add the 2012 MacBook Air to its list of obsolete products, but with some good news

Here’s one of them: The day after tomorrow, August 31, Apple will add the 2012 MacBook Air to its list of obsolete products. But in an unusual move, the company will continue to offer official repairs until August 31, 2020 on those laptops. In Japan and the United States, computers can even be mailed in for repair and return by Apple.

Something similar happened a month ago with the 2012 15-inch MacBook Pro: despite being on the vintage list, the notebook enjoys a repair extension until 2019. Why is Apple allowing this extra time for those computers specifically? We don’t know the exact answer, although as they say in MacRumors one can think about the amount of parts of those computers that are in stock.

That is: if a product is very old but there are still many of its parts in warehouses around the world, it is worth extending the repair time until those parts are sold out . The opposite, which would be to remove all the parts and recycle them, would be more expensive. And there must be plenty of parts for those 2012 MacBook Airs, because an additional year of repairs is a long time.

Of course, all these repairs are done out of warranty. So they won’t be free. And Apple won’t repair a computer you’ve handled before.

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