Report: Apple adds 11-inch MacBook Air to obsolete list
Some other Macs are going the way of the dinosaur.
According to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors, the company will be adding two MacBook Air models and one MacBook Pro model to its list of discontinued products. All three have already been on Apple’s vintage list for two years.
All three models would be added to the obsolete list on April 30, including the last remaining 11-inch Mac: the 11-inch MacBook Air. The others include a 13-inch MacBook Air and a MacBook Pro from that year:
- MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014)
- MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2014)
Apple discontinued the 11-inch MacBook Air after its October 2016 event, where it showed off the first MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Apple continues to sell the 13-inch MacBook Air, which was last updated in November 2020 with the chip. M1, and display industry consultant Ross Young said a larger 15-inch MacBook Air would arrive in 2023.
Once models are officially on the obsolete list, they will no longer be able to receive hardware service from a repair center, meaning customers will no longer be able to have them repaired by Apple or one of its service providers. They can still have a third party repair it, but those repairs will no longer be supported by Apple.
Apple is expected to announce a redesign of the 13-inch MacBook Air at an event in the fall. The company is also rumored to be working on a 15-inch version of the MacBook Air that could debut in 2023.
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