Apple products are declared obsolete when their production stops for more than 7 years.
The iconic white plastic MacBooks that dominated the early 2000’s are now obsolete, Apple officially declared on Monday. Its production may have been discontinued since 2010 but now, Apple won’t be accepting them for repairworks anymore (except in places which laws say otherwise, like California).
Apple products are declared obsolete when their production stops for more than 7 years, which is exactly how long ago the last of that version of the MacBook rolled off the manufacturers’ belt.
First released in 2006, the white MacBook was a call to match Apple’s then new white iPods. It wasn’t long before the more machined aluminium look we see with today’s MacBook Pro and MacBook Air took over.
Also declared obsolete are the 2009 MacBook Pro (13-inch, 15-inch 2.53GHz, and 15-inch, all released circa mid-2009).
Wondering what other Apple products you own could potentially be collector’s item now? Have a look at the full list here.