Apple’s 2010 MacBook Pro Lineup is Officially Obsolete


According to a new report from MacRumors, Apple added the 2010 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro to its official list of vintage and obsolete products.

The company also added the 2009 Xserve, a discontinued rack server running OS X, to the list of obsolete devices.

Devices that Apple hasn’t manufactured for five years are added to the list, which means that Apple will not sell parts for the devices outside of California or Turkey. This list has nothing to do with operating system upgrades. Plenty of vintage and obsolete devices can run El Capitan, including the 2010 MacBook Pro.

If you’re part of the vast majority of humans who lives outside California and Turkey, you might wish Apple sold spare 2010 MacBook parts in your area, unless your government passes a law mandating it.

Five years is a pretty long lifespan, and you can probably get a few more years out of your device without anything happening.

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  • Jason Reid

    The wife is still rocking a 2010 MBP. Works awesome. Worth upwards of $600 too although this new announcement may decrease the value a bit.

  • Nice! Any upgrades on that machine yet like an SSD?

  • Jason Reid

    All original.

  • Marcussis

    My Mid-2009 15″ MBP runs the latest OSX version; maxed out ram to 8 GB and using an OWC 256 GB SSD 3 years ago & replaced battery 2 years ago at Apple store. Runs fast and I expect to be using this MacBook for another few years until something happens where I can’t replace a part. When you can keep a piece of computer hardware this long, the initial higher price works out to be about the same as if you replaced a PC laptop every couple years over the same length of time. Apple has it’s issues like anyone else, but I’ve been an Apple user since 2009 and don’t see myself crossing back over to PC.

  • geekyaleks

    My late-2008 15″ MBP runs the latest OSX, upgraded to 8 gig of ram, and 500gb SSD, and all is well. Running Xcode to work on my apps does slow it down considerably.

  • huddyrocks

    My wife has a 2010 15 MBP too. I maxed the ram, switched to SSD and replaced the battery. It works awesome!

  • Nice. Max RAM and an SSD is a killer combo!