Although we had already been warned for a couple of months, it was during last week that the step was taken and the list of Mac computers that Apple considered vintage and obsolete was published. This list of computers belonging to the years 2008-2009 are no longer covered by possible hardware failures .
We’re talking about computers that are 7 or 8 years old. Apple considers computers to be vintage because they’ve been unmade for more than five years and less than 7, while if they’re 7 or more years old they’re already considered obsolete. This is the case today.
Apple considers vintage :
- iMac (21.5-inch, End 2009)
- iMac (27-inch, End 2009)
- MacBook Air (Mid-2009)
- Mac Pro (Early 2009)
- Time Capsule 802.11n (2nd Generation)
Apple considers them obsolete :
- Apple Cinema Display (23-inch, DVI, Early 2007)
- Apple Cinema Display (30-inch DVI)
- MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008)
- MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008)
- MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008)
- Time Capsule 802.11n (1st Generation)
- iPod touch with software update January 2008 (32GB)
So since last December 22nd I have a Mac Pro considered Vintage and a Cinema Display considered obsolete. But what can I say… They work perfectly. Although I’m afraid that OS X El Capitan was the last version of OS X I will have available for my Mac and the next system update will not reach my computer.