Apple’s first 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display now ‘obsolete’
As spotted by MacRumors, Apple on Wednesday added the first 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display to its list of obsolete hardware, marking an official end to the machine introduced in October 2012.
Obsolete products are those whose sales were discontinued more than 7 years ago. The machines are no longer eligible for hardware replacements, says Apple within its official support document detailing its obsolete products, leaving owners of the 2012 MacBook Pro unable to turn to Apple with any future hardware issues, such as battery faults or other repairs.
Last year, Apple discontinued the first-ever MacBook Pro with Retina Display – the 15-inch model introduced in mid-2012.
Apple has a list of obsolete products online. With the new status, not even Apple’s official Authorized Service Provider (ASP) network will accept hardware repairs, leaving uncertified repair shops as the only option for owners of the machine moving forward.