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Mistletoe66

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Because m3 is out and apple showcased sonoma in their presentation , it means more processing power will be needed and older m1 macbook will surely be killed off due to planned obsolescence
 

splifingate

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Because m3 is out and apple showcased sonoma in their presentation , it means more processing power will be needed and older m1 macbook will surely be killed off due to planned obsolescence

I sometimes lament the passing of my MP5,1 into the shade . . . but, still, She Performs.

Not in all ways well--and not at all times as I have come to expect--but She can be trusted to Perform in the ways that I need :)

To yet another day, She lives!
 

Al Rukh

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Because m3 is out and apple showcased sonoma in their presentation , it means more processing power will be needed and older m1 macbook will surely be killed off due to planned obsolescence

Yes I guess I’ll go home later to find that I can’t switch on my M1 Pro MBP. I guess I’m forced to upgrade then.
 

XboxEvolved

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What? Dude if you have an M1, you will probably get the latest OS until 2025-2026, and M2 2026-2027. Intel macs will probably keep receiving updates all the way until 2024-2025 which is way more generous than Apple was going from PowerPC>to Intel. They basically told the Apple faithful to pound sand after a year or two into the Intel years, versus Apple seems like they will be supporting Intel Macs with OS updates for at least 5 years. But it’s not all that bad man, when I had my first Mac, a PowerMac G4, I used 10.4 Tiger for the longest time, even years after the Intel transition and I got along just fine. There’s no law saying you after to upgrade your OS lol.
 
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Saturn007

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My 2015 13” MBA still runs like a charm after 8 years! On Monterey, with latest security patch, etc.

OTOH, one USB port is shot, the other is flakey, and the battery life is miserable.

Upgrade time!
 

FeliApple

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My 2015 13” MBA still runs like a charm after 8 years! On Monterey, with latest security patch, etc.

OTOH, one USB port is shot, the other is flakey, and the battery life is miserable.

Upgrade time!
My 2015 13” rMBP still runs like a charm after 7 years! On OS X El Capitan, with great battery life (still north of 10 hours) and everything works flawlessly. The good thing is that on Macs you can go back if you like...
 

MBAir2010

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My 2015 13” MBA still runs like a charm after 8 years! On Monterey, with latest security patch, etc.

OTOH, one USB port is shot, the other is flakey, and the battery life is miserable.

Upgrade time!
im still using that 2010 MacBook Air everyday this month.
I watch older TV shows on that via battery that lasts 4 hours.


Now, about the longevity
I thought the purpose of the  MChip was so we can keeps our MacBooks running forever.....
 

Mainsail

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I can't tell from the title and post if the OP is concerned about his M1 or M2 MBA. In either case, I think these machines will be supported for many years to come. I don't see any reason to believe that the M-series of processors will get fewer years of support than their Intel predecessors.
 

macaddiict

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I still have a PowerBook 3400c from the late 1990s and the original battery holds a ~2 hour charge still. I don't think your M1 is headed to the dump anytime soon.
 
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