2008-2009 Macs Added to Apple’s List of ‘Obsolete’ Products


As noted by AppleInsider, Apple has today updated its official list of “vintage and obsolete” products, adding 2008-2009 Macs to the list along with a number of other products. Apple updates the list periodically for users to determine whether or not it will repair or otherwise support any hardware problems related to these devices.

According to Apple, “vintage” products have been out of production for more than five and less than seven years, meaning that limited support may be available in some regions. Below are some of the newly vintage-labeled products which have some support in the U.S. and Turkey, but are considered fully obsolete in Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific region.

  • iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009)
  • iMac (27-inch, Late 2009)
  • MacBook Air (Mid 2009)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2009)
  • Time Capsule 802.11n (2nd generation)

Similarly, “obsolete” devices are those Apple devices that were last manufactured over seven years ago, and the company has discontinued hardware support for them without exception. Newly added items to the list are given below:

  • Apple Cinema Display (23-inch, DVI, Early 2007)
  • Apple Cinema Display (30-inch DVI)
  • MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008)
  • MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008)
  • Time Capsule 802.11n (1st generation)
  • iPod touch with Jan SW UPG 32GB

You can view the complete list of “vintage and obsolete” Apple products here.