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Some Early Apple Products Become Obsolete in December

Maribeth WardTech Tips0 Comments

Apple has announced a list of products that will soon be considered obsolete and will no longer be eligible for service or repair through Apple support. The list includes several Macs, the first-generation iPod touch and several Beats devices.

“On December 8, 2015, the products listed below will be classified as either vintage or obsolete in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, the United States and Apple Retail Stores,” explains Apple’s online notice.

The list of products that will become obsolete includes:
iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009)
iMac (27-inch, Late 2009)
MacBook Air (Mid 2009)
Mac Pro (Early 2009)
MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008)
MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2009)
Apple Cinema Display (23-inch, DVI Early 2007)
Time Capsule 802.11n (1st Generation)
iPod touch (1st generation)

Some of these products will be considered “vintage” rather than obsolete in California and Turkey, where Apple is required to continue offering some support.

There are also a number of aging Beats products on Apple’s list, including the following:
Beatbox Portable (1st generation)
Wireless (1st generation)
Heartbeats (1st generation)

After December 8, none of these products will be eligible for support from Apple, or Apple authorized resellers. If you own one of these and it develops technical problems, you’ll have to fix it yourself or find a third-party repairer like WynWay.

Check Apple’s complete list of vintage products at

WynWay will continue to repair as many Apple products as possible. If we can find parts, we should be able to continue to repair many of the MacBooks and iMacs listed above.

At WynWay, we provide technology services to clients across the country while being locally owned and operated in Greencastle, Indiana. Feel free to stop into our office between 2:30 and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Mac repair
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