If you have been holding onto your MacBook Pro laptop from years ago, you might be interested to learn that Apple will be making some older MacBook Pro models obsolete next month, at least that’s according to a report from 9to5Mac in which we can expect two models from 2011 to be added to that list, along with some older MacBook and Mac Mini computers.
According to the report, the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pros from early 2011 will be added to the Vintage list in the US, and will be marked as Obsolete in other parts of the world. This means that if anything goes wrong with either of these models, you will not be able to get it repaired by Apple officially and will have to go through third-party channels, assuming that they still have the parts available.
Given that Apple has kind of stopped making 17-inch MacBook Pros for a while already, we guess this is a sign that shows old these laptops are. As for the Mac Minis and MacBooks, these have been straight up marked as obsolete for all markets. Note that these are computers from 2009 meaning that they are 7 years old.
Also note that we’re not talking about the 12-inch Retina MacBook, but the MacBook from back in the day where polycarbonate was used as its chassis material. To find out more about vintage and obsolete Apple products and what they mean to you, hit up Apple’s website for the details.