Apple has just selected the original Retina MacBook Professional as ‘vintage’, which means that Apple, and Apple Approved Support Vendors, are no for a longer time obliged to deliver assistance or pieces for the laptop.
If you are nonetheless functioning an original Retina MacBook Professional and one thing goes mistaken, then you could now locate it trickier to resolve, as Apple will no for a longer time be offering assistance.
This applies to the mid-2012 product with a fifteen-inch exhibit, but if you are in Turkey or California then you could nonetheless be able to receive assistance and pieces for the unit owing to neighborhood regulations.
Apple gadgets that have not been produced by Apple for five a long time are selected vintage, while merchandise that are older than 7 a long time are deemed obsolete. Apple has a checklist of vintage and obsolete merchandise on its web page.
What ought to you do?
If you own a mid-2012 fifteen-inch Retina MacBook Professional, then you ought to nonetheless be able to contact Apple’s assistance crew for assistance and computer software troubleshooting. Nevertheless, if you count on it for perform, you could want to look at buying a new MacBook. Check out out our checklist of the ideal Macs of 2018 for inspiration.
The late 2012 thirteen-inch MacBook Professional with Retina hasn’t been selected vintage just nevertheless, so you nonetheless have time to have it fixed and serviced, but that may not be the case for prolonged.