Apple Obsoletes Mid 2010 15-Inch and 17-Inch MacBook Pros

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    Apple has updated its vintage and obsolete products list with three new products: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010), MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2010), and Xserve (Early 2009).

    The older notebooks and server rack hardware are now classified as vintage in the United States and Turkey, and obsolete in the rest of the world, according to Apple.

    Macs and other products on the vintage and obsolete list are generally no longer eligible for hardware service, but OS X El Capitan still supports many older Macs back to Mid 2007. Apple defines vintage products as those that have not been manufactured for more than five but less than seven years.

    The new additions come less than three months after Apple obsoleted select early 2008 to late 2009 Macs, including the iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009), iMac (27-inch, Late 2009), MacBook Air (Mid 2009), mac pro (Early 2009), MacBook (13-inch, Early 2008), MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2008), and MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2008).

    The MacBook Pro models obsoleted today were originally announced on April 13, 2010. Read how to identify your MacBook Pro model.

    Article Link: Apple Obsoletes Mid 2010 15-Inch and 17-Inch MacBook Pros
     
  2. SvenSvenson macrumors regular

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    Ooo! Just sold my mid-2010 MBP thinking El Capitan might be the last version of OS X it would take.
     
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    I look forward to people pointing out how powerful their 2010 Macbook is they've owned for 5 years and there is no technical reason it couldn't run the latest OS X version and Tim Cook is too greedy and and and and...

    Edit: And indeed they did - about 10 people quoted me to tell me how amazing their 2010 Macbook's are. Good for you guys....good for you!
     
  4. Eduardo1971 macrumors 65816

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    oh my!

    Our mid-2011 iMac should be on that list shortly.
     
  5. NATO macrumors 68000

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    My 17inch (Early 2009) MacBook Pro doesn't feel 'obsolete', in fact with an SSD installed it performs admirably for normal use, it's just the CPU that feels a little sluggish compared to today.
     
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    Well. That's it for the 17" Macbook Pro folks.
     
  7. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68000

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    Pretty much. They'll also say "Steve never would have done this." as if the CEO is the one that ultimately makes the choice to stop supporting each model.
     
  8. Fender2112 macrumors 6502a

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    I guess my Mid 2010 iMac 27" is next. :(
    I've never had any problems with it. It still runs strong.
     
  9. rudychidiac macrumors regular

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    HAHAHA!
    I just upgraded from my mid 2010 macbook pro a couple weeks ago.
     
  10. psylence2k macrumors 6502

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    I have a 15 MBP mid 2010 laying around.

    Only thing I think it might need soon maybe is a battery replacement

    Does this mean I can't even get that serviced or they just wont sell the battery for it to me at all ? :confused:
     
  11. thisisnotmyname macrumors 6502a

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    Is that the last of the 17" laptops? Sorry big laptop fans.
     
  12. Freeks macrumors regular

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    I have two 2008 MBP's that i use on music production and playing live. Knocking on wood i say that both still run fine.

    Funny thing that those are officially 'obsolete'. I have played many, many live gigs with those and will play years to come as long as they work. None of my more recent MBP's come even close on reliability. And that is critical when playing music live.
     
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    Probably in May. Vintage simply means discontinued five years ago - the Mid-2010 iMac 27" was sold until May 2011. Doesn't mean it stops working. OS X El Capitan is supported on iMacs all the way back into 2007.
     
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    My in-law's 2007 iMac is their daily driver for Citrix, internet, and photo editing.
     
  15. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68030

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    Latest OS X is supported on 2010... 2009... 2008... and 2007 MacBook Pros. Vintage/Obsolete has nothing to do with OS support, just repairs.
     
  16. MacLawyer macrumors regular

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    5 1/2 years of hardware support seems reasonable.
     
  17. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68030

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    The last 17" was the Late 2011, sold until June 2012, which means it'll be Vintage around June 2017.
     
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    I'd like to point out how powerful my 2010 Macbook is which I've owned for 5 years. There is no technical reason it couldn't run the latest OS x. Tim Cook is too greedy and and and and...
     
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    I was wondering the same thing. Mine will probably need a new battery soon.
     
  20. snebes macrumors 6502a

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    My guess is the obsoleting will slowed down when it comes time for the all-SSD based systems. I would completely agree with you, that 2010 systems are just fine, as long as they have an SSD. HD based systems have become long-in-tooth.

    Edit: But as another user pointed out, with the batteries being hard-installed, this might not be the case. I just don't think about it, since I tend to upgrade my laptops every 2 years. ie, I just sold my 2014 MBA, and picked up a used 2015 rMB, plan to keep it, unless the 2016 model is the bees knees.
     
  21. brewmonkey macrumors regular

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    I like MR's attention to detail in mentioning this...and sad that these mundane announcements are what we're seeing instead of new Skylake rMBPs.
     
  22. CFreymarc macrumors 68040

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    Let the cheap ass Mac-heads start bitching!
     
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    But, the law in England and Wales states parts must be available for up to 10 years from date of purchase. Wonder what Apple would do if they cannot get parts, I'm guessing they pay with depreciation or replace with something new.
     
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    Maybe this is Apple's way of telling us that new blood is coming in a couple of weeks...
     

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