Apple is known for doing things differently. They are known to be the place for innovation (scenario has been changed :P). Apple has a culture of dumping their old products very quickly. For example, You cannot run much application on IOS 7.0 or below but you still can install many apps in Android 4.
According to a Japanese website- Mac Otakara Apple will add all iPhone 4 models, and the late 2010 13-inch MacBook Air, third generation Airport Extreme, and mid-2009 Airport Time Capsule to its Vintage and Obsolete products lists, starting on October 31.
As Apple defines, vintage products are those that have not been manufactured for more than five years but less than seven years ago, while obsolete products are those that were discontinued more than seven years ago. That means, if you had any problem with your gadgets which were produced before 2011, you might not get hardware to change.
Recently, Apple obsoleted the mid-2009 iMac, 2010 Mac mini and mid-2010 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro and now late 2010 MacBook Air to join them. While Apple already obsoleted iPhone 4 CMDA version last month.
These products are not eligible for any hardware service, some exceptions could be made. Though the report specifics the product in Japan are made vintage and obsolete. Eventually, it will be extended to United States of America, Australia, Canada and the rest of the Asia-Pacific and Europe.
And if you are thinking about buying a new MacBook this year, you might want to give it a hold. Because it’s been really long since Apple made any changes in MacBook lineup. It is also expected that the new MacBook series are coming in late October 2016. There are rumors that the new MacBook will have the OLED display.
Some expectation from new MacBook pro are:
- Thinner body
- OLED touch panel
- Touch ID
- Thunderbolt 3
- USB-C ports
- USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gb/s support
- 13 and 15-inch sizes