Original 12.9-inch iPad Pro and Apple TV HD to be considered “obsolete” next month

According to an internal memo from Apple obtained by MacRumors, some changes are coming to two of its product lineups, and one that will truly be a unique decision.

Apple’s memo states that starting next month, the first-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro and the Apple TV HD will join Apple’s Vintage Product List and be considered “obsolete.”

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When the 12.9-inch iPad Pro was released in 2015, the company released other accessories that customers could buy as add-ons to it like the Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil. This showed that not only was Apple trying to change the attitude of the iPad and it being more than just for internet browsing and video consumption, but that consumers you could use it for other practical purposes such as writing documents in Pages and Microsoft Word, editing videos with iMovie and other video editing apps, and go on to edit photos similar to how one would on a Mac.

The Apple TV HD was also originally released in 2015 and was seen as thicker than the previous version of the Apple TV. It was a surprise at the time since Apple has always been known for its sleek design and innovation.

It was the product that originally started tvOS and brought games to the Apple TV, which would partially lead to services like Apple Arcade.

However, what makes this slightly more interesting is due to the fact that Apple still sells the Apple TV HD online and in its retail stores.

In a way, it does make sense for the company to further itself away from the streaming device since it was released seven years ago and Apple does have the Apple TV 4K on the market that was launched in 2017. There have been rumors this year about Apple releasing a new Apple TV this year too.

What are your thoughts on the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro and Apple TV HD set to join the Apple Vintage Product List next month? Comment below or let us know on Twitter at @appleosophy.

David Becker
Author: David Becker

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