Are you still using a MacBooks from 2014? There may be some terrible news to come.
Those who possess a 2014 MacBook may be in for a nasty surprise later this month, according to a new study.
An internal letter, acquired by MacRumors, purports to show that the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air models, the first Apple products ever to be produced, will be retired on April 30. The 13-inch MacBook Pro from that year is also said to be getting the same treatment, which would imply that they would no longer be eligible for official hardware support..
According to Apple, all three of these models were included to the company’s “vintage” device list in 2020. All things considered, an eight-year lifespan for a laptop is rather impressive.
Details on how Apple chooses which gadgets are “obsolete” and what that means for individuals who still own them are also included in the message. Once a product is declared officially outdated by Apple, it must have been seven years since the company “last delivered the product for sale.”
You may still be able to get a battery-only repair in some countries, but if not, you’ll have to wait until the end of the month to bring one of these devices in for repair.
The good news is Apple appears to be prepping several new MacBooks for release later this year, so now is a good time to start thinking about an upgrade.
There’s no telling when the two machines will show up. In the past, we’d heard that the Air would be released in the autumn, but more recent sources have indicated that it may be delayed. As demand for the 2021 MacBook Pro was “greater than planned,” Apple is said to have decided to postpone its release.
Exactly what this means for the 2022 MacBook Pro launch, which is expected to have a smaller screen than the 2021 versions, is currently unclear. The robust sales of last year’s computers should have an impact on this year’s MacBook Pro and MacBook Air as well. Apple has not verified any of this, so for the time being, we must wait.
Considering the projected arrival of a bigger 15-inch MacBook Air in 2023, you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to upgrading. Ensure that any issues you’re having with your present computer are taken care of immediately, because Apple assistance may be coming to an end.