Apple’s First Touch Bar MacBook Pros Are Officially On The ‘Vintage’ List
By Alexa Heah, 02 Aug 2022
As if we needed any more evidence that the technology industry is moving at lightning speed, Apple has officially added the first models of the MacBook Pros with Touch Bars to its vintage products list.
And if you were wondering—yes, these laptops, along with eight other MacBooks, MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, and iMacs debuting on the list—had only hit store shelves in 2015 and 2016, but are already being considered “vintage” by the technology giant.
Despite the fanfare surrounding the Touch Bar when it was first introduced, the feature hasn’t garnered too much favor among users, with Apple opting to remove it from higher-end MacBook Pro models, apart from the most recent 13-inch M2 chip.
According to MacRumors, a device gains a spot on the ‘vintage products list’ once five years have passed since it was last distributed for sale, and often means the products are now ineligible for repairs at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers.
Take a look at the list of laptops that were added to the list at the end of July 2022:
• MacBook (12-inch, 2016)
• MacBook Air (13-inch, 2015)
• MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2015)
• MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt Ports)
• MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt Ports)
• MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
• iMac (21.5-inch, 2015)
• iMac (27-inch, 2015, Retina 5K)
For more information, and the complete set of products, head here.
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