Why is there different support for different MacBook models?

Liquinn

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"13-inch MacBook Pro models from mid-2009 or later, 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models from late 2007 or later."

Why is the 13" Macbook Pro supported for less time in comparison with the 15" and the 17" models?
 
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Probably due to the integrated graphics processor (IGP), though the late 2008 MBs had the same IGP as the 2009 13" MBP and MB.

PS: Why is this thread titled "Questions." (not very descriptive, but then again) if it is only one question?
 

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Probably due to the integrated graphics processor (IGP), though the late 2008 MBs had the same IGP as the 2009 13" MBP and MB.

PS: Why is this thread titled "Questions." (not very descriptive, but then again) if it is only one question?
Thanks for the reply. :)
 

Asuriyan

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't 2009 the year the 13" MacBook became a Pro? Late 2008 13" were just aluminum MacBooks. A difference of nomenclature.
 

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"13-inch MacBook Pro models from mid-2009 or later, 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models from late 2007 or later."

Why is the 13" Macbook Pro supported for less time in comparison with the 15" and the 17" models?
Because mid-2009 was the first time there was a 13" Macbook Pro.

Before that there was the late-2008 13" Aluminum Macbook which was similar minus a few features.

Before that there was only the plastic 13" Macbook.