Apple to discontinue these MacBooks soon

The tech giant is about to expand its list of obsolete products. Based on a report by MacRumours and a Twitter source, Apple plans to move one MacBook Pro and two MacBook Airs from the vintage list to the obsolete product lists by 30 April 2022.
Here’s a look at the exact models of the MacBook which will join the list:

  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2014)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)

Considering, the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros launch in 2021 and the M1 powered MacBook Air and MacBook Pro in 2020, this move was expected. According to Apple, a product is termed as obsolete after seven years from the date the product was last supplied for distribution in France.

This obsoletion basically implies that Apple will stop hardware service support in their repair centres. Although, battery repairs may still be available for up to 10 years, based on part availability.

We can see more Intel-powered laptops joining the vintage lists pretty soon based on multiple rumours of an upcoming M2 powered 13-inch MacBook Air and a possibly updated entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro. 

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