The arrival of new machines is also synonymous with the end of support for old models…
It was expected. Apple has just updated its list of products considered “ old ”, that is to say which have not been published for five to seven years. There are now six laptops and two desktop computers as well as a tablet, which will no longer be eligible for classic repair in official stores or at approved partners.
The affected devices are:
- the (very short) 12-inch MacBook released in early 2016
- the 13-inch MacBook Air released in early 2015
- the 13-inch MacBook Pro released in early 2015
- the 13-inch MacBook Pro released in 2016 with two Thunderbolt ports
- the 13-inch MacBook Pro released in 2016 with four Thunderbolt ports
- the 15-inch MacBook Pro released in 2016
- the 21.5-inch iMac released in late 2015
- the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display released in late 2015
- the 9.7-inch iPad Pro released in 2016
What to do in case of damage?
If you have one of these items and it still accompanies you every day, don’t panic. Indeed, Apple Stores can always help you out but if and only if spare parts are still in stock . This should be the case in the coming weeks, however it is unlikely that the situation will last longer since the components in question are no longer manufactured by Apple subcontractors.
Otherwise, be aware that in the event of a problem, it is always possible to go to a third- party repairer who is supplied elsewhere. In this case, be aware, however, that his work may not be guaranteed by Apple, a guarantee of confidence less therefore.
Unsurprisingly, criticism rained following the announcement of the end of support for these Macs. The testimony of a disappointed user reports, for example, that his large format iMac from 2015 is still very efficient to this day, even if Apple no longer deploys major updates.
In France, the firm at the apple must in any case now face a law aimed at combating the planned obsolescence of its equipment . For the moment, the MacBooks remain in the nails, but the legislators scrutinize the slightest actions and gestures of Cupertino…