Every so often Apple will release a list of Macs that are now considered “vintage” or “obsolete”. You’ll probably find yourself wondering what exactly Apple means by “vintage” and “obsolete”.
Here is how Apple defines the terms:
Vintage: Products that have not been manufactured for more than five and less than seven years ago. Apple has discontinued hardware service for vintage products with a few exceptions that can be found here.
Obsolete: Products that were discontinued more than seven years ago. Apple has discontinued all hardware service for obsolete products with no exceptions. Service providers cannot order parts for obsolete products.
On Tuesday, Apple added certain Mac models to its obsolete and vintage lists with the Late 2009 iMac, Mid 2009 MacBook Air, Early 2009 Mac Pro being designated “vintage” and Early 2008 MacBook and MacBook Pro designated “obsolete”.
But while Apple might dub these Machines “vintage” or “obsolete”, with the help of MacSales.com, you can make your older Mac anything but.
- Late 2009 iMac: MacSales.com can help you upgrade up to 32GB of RAM, and/or add a high-performance SSD or a high capacity HDD.
- Early 2009 Mac Pro: Bring powerhouse performance to your Early 2009 Mac Pro with up to 128GB of memory, an OWC SSD or evan a Sapphire 7950 graphics card.
- Early 2008 MacBook, MacBook Pro: Add OWC memory, or a high performance SSD. You can also get a battery replacements with up to 50% more capacity than the factory battery for your MacBook.
- Mid 2009 MacBook Air: Get up to a massive 480GB of high performance SSD storage. And check out our selection of MacBook Air batteries to keep your machine going strong.
By upgrading your “vintage” or “obsolete” Mac, you’ll not only bring a new world of performance possibilities, you’ll also avoid unnecessarily creating electronic waste. You can even purchase Used Macs from MacSales.com and get a new-to-you Mac while saving money. Used Macs from MacSales.com are OWC Warranted and backed by OWC’s expert support team.
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