First MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Will Appear on Vintage Products List

The original MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, which was infamous for its thermally-throttled design, butterfly keyboard, and the controversial Touch Bar, was introduced in October 2016. It was discontinued on June 2017 when Apple updated the MacBook Pro with 7th generation Intel processors.

As a matter in fact, these machines will be one of the latest Mac devices to not support the upcoming version of macOS Ventura. Since these machines have been discontinued for five years, they will head to Apple’s list of vintage products at the end of this month.

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Apple classifies a product as “vintage” when five years have passed since its last distribution for sale. Additionally, here are the rest of the Apple products that will become vintage as of July 31:

  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook (12-inch, Early 2016)
  • iMac (27-inch, Retina 5K, Late 2015)
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch, WiFi)
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch, WiFi + Cellular)

It should also be mentioned that July 27 will mark five years since the iPod shuffle and iPod nano were entirely discontinued. Therefore, it wouldn’t be a surprise if both of these music players would get the same treatment as that of the rest of the vintage products. Finally, Apple will add the original iPad mini (2012) to its obsolete products list since seven years have passed since its official discontinuation in July 2015.

Nick Soong
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