Apple could add the MacBook Air to its list of obsolete products
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Apple will include, starting April 30, two models of the MacBook Air and one of the Pro version in its list of vintage products. This implies that the company will stop supporting these devices, which means that they will not receive maintenance in any of the Apple stores across the country.
This practice is not something new because from time to time Apple makes revisions to its product catalog to eliminate those that have been on the market for a long time and that for technical reasons they cannot be updated to the latest versions of iOS.
Despite this situation, users with MacBook Air may be eligible for their equipment to receive battery repairs for up to 10 years. However, this largely depends on the availability of spare parts.
Mac notebook computers may be eligible for an extended battery-only repair period of up to 10 years from the product’s last distribution for sale, subject to parts availability.
In order for a product to enter this list, it must meet certain characteristics and one of them that it can only be considered vintage if five years have passed since said equipment was no longer sold to the public.
“Service and parts can be obtained longer, as required by law, or up to 7 years, subject to parts availability. Additionally, Mac notebook computers may be eligible for an extended battery-only repair period of up to 10 years from the product’s last distribution for sale, subject to parts availability. .
The list of vintage products not only includes laptops, but also phones, and even stereos such as iPods..
Last February the brand announced that included the iPhone 6 Plus in its list of vintage products to which for reasons of obsolescence it does not continue to provide support.
This teams were launched on the market in September 2014 and two years later with the arrival of the iPhone 7, it was discontinued. This generation of equipment still has some titles, such as being the first Apple phones to incorporate the Apple Pay function.
What’s more, iPhone 6 was the first to feature a larger, better-performing Plus versiona trend that Apple has subsequently maintained with its subsequent generations of phones.
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