Some Apple products, including iPhones and Macs, will no longer receive repair support and service next month. According to a document obtained by 9to5mac, Apple is planning to switch some products to ‘obsolete’ or ‘vintage’ status next month.
Any product in ‘obsolete’ status no longer receives service or repair support through Apple retail stores or authorized service products (they are not eligible for repair whatsoever). Obsolete products are those there were discontinued more than seven years ago. The ‘vintage’ status products are those that have not been manufactured for more than five years, but less than seven. ‘Vintage’ products are only eligible for repair and service in California and Turkey.
The iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS will become obsolete in Asia, Pacific, Canada, EU, Japan, Latin America, and all Apple Retail stores. Both iPhones will become ‘Vintage’ in the US, where applicable. The original iPhone will also lose its vintage status in the US and become obsolete.
Some Macs will also become obsolete including the iMac (Mid 2007), the 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.4/2.2GHZ) and the 17-inch MacBook Pro (2.4GHZ). The Airport Express base station, Xserve (Late 2006), and Xserve (SFP, Late 2004).
You can check out the entire list of products that will become obsolete and vintage below:
iPhone (Obsolete in AP/CN/EU/JP/LA and Apple Retail stores, vintage in U.S.)
● iPhone 3G
● iPhone 3G (China)
● iPhone 3GS
● iPhone 3GS (China)
iPhone (Obsolete in AP/CN/EU/JP/LA/U.S. and Apple Retail stores)
Macs (Obsolete in AP/CN/EU/JP/LA/U.S. and Apple Retail stores)
● MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid-2009)
● iMac (20-inch, Mid 2007)
● iMac (24-inch, Mid 2007)
● MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.4/2.2GHZ)
● MacBook Pro (17-inch, 2.4GHZ)
● AirPort Express Base Station
● Xserve (Late 2006)
● Xserve RAID (SFP, Late 2004)
These products will move to their new statuses on June 9, 2015. Apple will continue to offer support by phone for AppleCare customers.