Apple’s first MacBook Pro with Retina Display has been marked as “obsolete”
Just over eight years after its release, Apple has declared that the first MacBook Pro with Retina Display is now classed as “obsolete” worldwide.
Obsolete products are no longer eligible for hardware replacements, says Apple within its official support document detailing its obsolete products, leaving owners of the mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro 15-inch model unable to turn to Apple with any hardware issues such as battery or other repairs.
Apple’s official Authorized Service Provider (ASP) network will also no longer accept hardware repairs for the machine.
The first MacBook Pro with Retina Display was announced at WWDC 2012, boasting a slimmer design than previous MacBook Pro models as well as no longer featuring an optical disc drive for CDs/DVDs.