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First Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar joins vintage product list along with seven other Macs and two iPad Pros

The 2016 Apple MacBook Pro 13 with Touch Bar has now entered the vintage products list.
The 2016 Apple MacBook Pro 13 with Touch Bar has now entered the vintage products list.
Apple has now added the first Touch Bar Mac — the 2016 Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch — to its vintage product list. The 2016 13-inch MacBook Pro is joined by seven other Mac computers and two 9.7-inch iPad Pros. Products in Apple's vintage list are typically ineligible for official servicing, but customers still get an additional couple of years subject to parts availability.

Apple normally discontinues servicing for products that it considers to be "technologically-obsolete". Joining the vintage list of Apple products that will no longer be eligible for repairs at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers are eight Macs and two 9.7-inch iPad Pro models.

The updated vintage list includes the first MacBook Pro model with the Touch Bar that was launched in October 2016. The Touch Bar has since received divided opinion, and most newer MacBook launches, save for the MacBook Pro 13-inch with M2 chip, have launched without the controversial input method.

Additions to the vintage list of products as of July 31 include:

  • MacBook (12-inch, Early 2016)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015)
  • iMac (27-inch, Retina 5K, Late 2015)
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch Wi-Fi)
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch Wi-Fi + Cellular)

The iPad Mini 2 and iPad Mini 3 (both Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + Cellular versions) are also considered vintage. In case you are not already aware, Apple classifies a product as vintage after five years since the company last distributed the product for sale. Servicing of vintage products may be continued for an additional period of up to two years (seven years in total) depending on parts availability.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2022-08- 3 (Update: 2022-08- 3)