Apple Adds Four Mac Models to Its Vintage Product List (August 2023)

Appleosophy | Apple Adds Four Mac Models to Its Vintage Product List (August 2023)
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Today, Apple has added four more Mac models to its vintage products list worldwide:

  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, 4 Thunderbolt 3 Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)
  • MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

Unsurprisingly, neither of those models will be compatible with the upcoming release of macOS Sonoma, which is scheduled to be released around October. It’s worth mentioning that Sonoma dropped support for MacBook Pro models introduced in 2017 as well.

Apple sold a smaller 11-inch version of the MacBook Air in 2010, and that model saw the last update in March 2015 before it was discontinued in October 2016.

For the 13-inch MacBook Pro, Apple offered two variants of that laptop when they updated it in June 2017, one with two Thunderbolt 3 ports and one with four. The four-port model was updated in July 2018, but the two-port model would not see another update until July 2019. Therefore, the 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro with two Thunderbolt ports won’t be included in the vintage products list for now as it has been discontinued for over four years.

For the 15-inch MacBook Pro, the 2015 revision was the last update for what was arguably the best MacBook Pro design since it had all of the traditional ports like HDMI. That was before the infamous design that Apple introduced in October 2016, where it adopted the Touch Bar and butterfly keyboard. Since then, Apple actually kept the 2015 15-inch MacBook Pros around until July 2018.

As previously mentioned, all of the models that were just added were discontinued for over five years. macOS Sonoma will be compatible with all Mac models introduced in 2018 as well as the iMac Pro from 2017.

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Nick Soong
Author: Nick Soong

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