One of the oldest versions of the Macbook still in the market was the Apple Macbook Pro, which were first released in the year 2010. According to the recent reports from the Apple factory, they have stopped manufacturing this product for more than 5 years. According to Apple, a product needs to be not manufactured for a minimum of 5 years and maximum 7 years for Apple to term it as a vintage product. Two of the products which have been added to Apple’s vintage list are the Macbook Pro manufactured in 2010 and also the Xserve, made in 2009.
Though the name vintage products sounds quite enticing, it is not too good for users. The problem faced by owners of vintage Apple sets is mainly service oriented. Whenever Apple puts any of their products in the vintage list, servicing cannot be done. The only places where services are available is in California and Turkey. Moreover, the products need to be purchased from any of the two places to ensure servicing even after it is made vintage. There are authorized service stations in these two places where Mac Pro and Xserve owners can go to get their machines serviced.
When the rest of the world is taken into consideration, the Macbook Pro (manufactured in 2010) and the Xserve (manufactured in 2009) are both obsolete items. None of the service centres, even Apple’s own, will get any of the hardware products for these two laptops. According to them, there will be no chance of repairing these machines even if someone is willing to pay money to get it done. On the other hand, for California as well as Turkey, these products will be termed obsolete after the completion of 7 years without any manufacturing.