All Macs made between 2009 and 2011 will officially become obsolete at the end of December.
Apple plans to end support for two MacBook Pros, a Mac mini and MacBook, and those devices are set to join the long list of vintage Apple products according to a report.
The four devices that will no longer be eligible for new parts or hardware service after December 31, 2016 are the following:
• MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011)
• MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011)
• Mac mini (Early 2009)
• MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2009)
Apple and its authorized service providers will no longer be able to fix the Macs starting in 2017. If you have one of the above listed Macs, it would be wise to get it in for service one last time if it needs it.
Most Apple products make Apple’s obsolete list after five years. Your local repair shop may still be able to fix your Mac, but will have to source any parts from unauthorized channels.