Apple’s Original 12-Inch MacBook Is Now Classed As Obsolete
Apple has today made its original 12-inch MacBook obsolete after adding it to its list of obsolete products.
The move means that those particular laptops are no longer eligible to be repaired or serviced at Apple Stores or Apple Authorized Service Providers.
The 12-inch MacBook was a popular product despite being a flawed product thanks to its slow CPU and poor graphics performance. The laptop was released in 2015 and came with a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M CPU, integrated Intel HD 5300 graphics, 8GB of RAM, and a surprisingly large 256GB SSD.
Obsolete products for which more than seven years have passed since it was last sold. That was April 2016, so some could argue that it’s perhaps overdue that it’s been added to this list.
It’s also important to note that the stainless steel models of the Apple Watch Series 2 have been marked as vintage. This comes after the aluminum models were previously added to the same list in November 2022.
Products are added to the vintage product list five years after Apple stopped selling them and less than seven years since that same time. For those products, service and parts remain available for up to seven years or longer in areas where that’s required by law.