Apple has declared it obsolete

No matter how good they are, or how long they continue to function without problems, Apple products also have an expiration date. When the company considers any of its devices obsolete, it no longer has access to repairs from the official technical service. And now there is a new Mac model that is adding to this list. Do you want to know which one it is? We tell you about it in this article!

When seven years (or more) pass since an Apple product has stopped being sold on the market, it already meets the necessary requirements for those in Cupertino to consider it obsolete. In fact, the company's official website has two lists that differentiate between old products and obsolete products.

Those considered old can still be officially repaired, but with limitations when it comes to obtaining spare parts. The obsolete ones, even though they continue to function normally, already They will not be able to be repaired in official stores, since parts supplies will be discontinued. And now, on this list, there is a new Mac model that is going to be part of it.

This Mac model is already obsolete

And what is the Mac model that will no longer be able to be repaired in the Apple Store and in authorized workshops? This is the 13-inch MacBook Pro, from mid-2012. We are talking about a team that has been around for 12 years since it was presented.

In this case, the computer did not have the current Retina Display system, and also It mounted a CD player on its right side. Before Apple laptops underwent a removal of ports and connections, a fact that was reversed in 2021, MacBook Pros were capable of reading compact discs. In later models, if we wanted to continue doing this, we had to go for Apple's official USB Super Drive, or buy external readers.

It continued to be sold until 2016.

This MacBook Pro model remained an entry model until 2016. At that time, Apple made a change to its product line and positioned the most recent models under the MacBook Pro with Retina Display umbrella. The models that had this feature were thinner and lighter than the previous ones, and they no longer had the integrated reader.

Therefore, if we take into account the date of 2016 as a withdrawal from the market, and we are in the middle of 2024, we are talking about this model having stopped being sold 8 years ago, being one year above the minimum that Apple has established. to consider a product obsolete.

OSX mountain lion

And from 2012 to 2019 this computer model had update support. And this device has the macOS Catalina operating system. So, you have experienced a big change in the software during your update cycle in every way, as It was released with OS X Mountain Lion.