2011 Mac Mini Has Been Officially Classified as Obsolete
According to an internal memo distributed to Apple Authorized Service Providers, mid 2011 Mac mini models have officially been classified as vintage or obsolete as of November 30, 2017 (via MacRumors).
This means that Apple and Apple Authorized Service Providers will no longer repair or service the 2011 Mac mini, as it has been over five years since it was last manufactured.
“It has been over 1,100 days since Apple last refreshed the Mac mini. The computer is still powered by Intel’s dual-core Haswell processors, now five generations old. When Apple announced plans for a modular Mac Pro, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller said the Mac mini “is an important product” in the company’s lineup, but he didn’t confirm if a new machine is in the works.”
As per Apple’s policy, it repairs and services products for up to five years after they are no longer manufactured, except where required by law, and 2011 Mac minis have now eclipsed that coverage period after being discontinued in late 2012. It must however be noted that in California and Turkey, customers may still obtain service for up to two additional years.
To view the updated list of all vintage and obsolete Apple products, click here.