Following the introduction of the first MacBook Pro with a Retina Display at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in 2012, the machine is now classed as “vintage”/”obsolete”, marking at least five years since the MacBook model was last manufactured.
Apple and Authorized Service Providers are no longer obligated to provide hardware service or replacement parts for the machines, except in California and Turkey, where Apple and partners required by law.
The MacBook Pro with Retina Display was released less than a year after Steve Jobs passed. It featured a much slimmer design compared to previous models, a MagSafe power adapter, a pair of Thunderbolt and USB-A ports, an HDMI port, and an SD card slot.
Apple’s website does not list the Late 2012 model 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, released in October 2012, as “vintage” yet. Only the 15-inch model, released in June 2012, carries this distinction.