May 04, 2017 09:33 AM EDT
Apple just recently made a big announcement regarding one of its laptop product lines. The Cupertino-based company declared that all plastic made MacBook laptop will be considered an obsolete model that comes along with other variation of it. What makes the giant tech company decide to categorically tag the said laptops as "vintage" model?
Apple is a multinational technology company that designs, develops and manufactures high-end devices such as smartphones, tablets, PCs, laptops among others. Some of their well-known products are the iPhone mobile series, iPad tablets, iPod media player, Apple smartwatch, Apple TV and the Mac personal computers and MacBook laptops.
However, recent statement of Apple says that some of their old version laptops will be included on the list of their obsolete models. According to Mac Rumors, the Cupertino-based company just recently updated the list of its vintage and obsolete products by adding the 2010 13-inch MacBook, the last plastic-made MacBook it produced.
MacBook polycarbonate model was first launched by Apple in late 2009 as part of design changes for the said product line. However, the said product was sold for a short period of time after the giant tech company introduced the new generation MacBook Air.
Now, the 2010 13-inch MacBook along with other MacBook Pro models will be considered as "vintage" in the US and Turkey while it will be known "obsolete" in the rest of the world. Apple categorized vintage items as products that have not been manufactured for more than five years and less than seven years while obsolete items are those discontinued for more than seven years.
TechRadar further added that the 13-inch MacBook Pro (Mid 2009) and two 15-inch MacBook Pro models (Mid 2009 and 2.53GHz Mid 2009) is also included in the list of obsolete products of Apple. This means that obsolete MacBook laptop will not be supported for repair by the giant tech company or will they have available spare parts for the device.
Last December, Apple already listed some MacBook laptops as obsolete such as MacBook Pro 15-inch and 17-inch release in 2011 and the 13-inch MacBook 2009 version. Aside from the MacBook products, the Cupertino-based company has also added all iPhone 3G models to the "iPhone products obsolete worldwide".
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