According to a document obtained by MacRumors, Apple will add the 21.5″ and 27″ iMacs from Late 2012 to its list of vintage and obsolete products as of Jan. 30. However, MacRumors writes that the iMac models will be a part of a pilot program that will permit extended service through Jan. 30, 2021 worldwide, subject to parts availability.
Apple has continually added different products from different categories that have been designated as vintage to the pilot program since the beginning of 2018.
Vintage Apple products are those that have not been manufactured for more than 5 and less than 7 years ago. Apple discontinues hardware service for vintage products in most cases. You can view Apples updated list of vintage and obsolete products here: support.apple.com/en-us/HT201624. Obsolete products are those that were discontinued more than seven years ago and Apple discontinues all hardware service for obsolete products with “no exceptions”.
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