Apple Officially Marks Original Apple Watch as ‘Vintage’ Product
As spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple has just listed the original Apple Watch as a vintage product, making it the first Apple Watch model ever to be included in Apple’s list of vintage and obsolete products.
For those who don’t know, Apple products are considered vintage when they have not been offered for sale for more than five years, but less than seven years. Products are considered obsolete when Apple stopped distributing them for sale more than 7 years ago.
Previously, vintage Apple products were not eligible for repairs from Apple or Apple Authorized Service Providers. However, this has recently changed as repairs are subject to parts availability but may still be possible.
According to Apple, a product loses all hardware service when it becomes “obsolete”, although Macs could still be eligible for battery replacements for up to 10 years.
As Apple updated its list of vintage and obsolete products today, the 13-inch and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros from 2015 have also been added.