When it released the current 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, Apple also got rid of the Touch Bar. Interestingly, the Touch Bar remained on the 13-inch MacBook Pro. As mentioned, come July 31, Apple will be listing the first MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, distributed in 2016, as a vintage product. Apple regularly adds products to this list after five years have passed since it stopped selling that particular product. In the case of the first MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, more than five years have already passed. Apple discontinued this laptop in June 2017.
The first MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has been included to Apple’s collection of retro goods. The aforementioned MacBook will be added to the list on July 31 according to an internal document distributed to Apple Store and Apple Store Service Providers. The MacBook Pro with TouchBar is going out of style. Recall that in October 2016, Apple unveiled the first MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Apple updated the laptop before it was released with a lighter and slimmer casing. A butterfly keyboard, Touch ID, and a bigger trackpad were among the new additions. Apple eliminated most ports as well, but kept the Thunderbolt ports and the headphone jack.
Being considered vintage products also mean that it may become more difficult to service the product, due to scarcity of parts. Once Apple stops servicing these vintage products, they end up joining Apple’s list of obsolete products. Compared to vintage products, obsolete products mean that Apple and Apple authorized repair centers have stopped accepting service orders for these products. Aside from the aforementioned MacBook Pro, Apple will also be adding other products to the vintage products list by July 31. You may check out the list below, as provided by MacRumors.
the vintage products list soon? Perhaps now is the best time to consider upgrading those devices to the latest models.