Apple is expected to add the original first-generation 12-inch Macbook to the pile of old products at the end of June, probably hoping to make room for new products and innovations in the future.
The news was discovered by MacRumors, derived from an internal memo, and could spell bad news for anyone still holding onto one of these nostalgia machines. Apple typically classifies a product as ‘obsolete’ once seven years have passed since the company stopped selling it.
So even though it has been seven years since the product was launched, it can only be considered old by the company if it has been seven years since Apple stopped distributing it. Due to Apple’s relatively fast release cadence, several products were thrown into the deep dark disposal pit, including the 2012-2014 iMacs and the Apple Watch Series 2.
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Once classified as obsolete, the 12-inch Macbook is no longer eligible for repair or tech support services at Apple stores and authorized service providers because parts and training are no longer available. . It was originally discontinued in April 2016, after the second generation model was released.
The 12-inch Macbook was first introduced in March 2015 and was Apple’s first fanless notebook. It has a USB-C port for charging and data transfer, and may be one of the key products that put Apple on the youth radar and solidify the company as a staple for Gen -Z and millennials.
So it’s finally ‘Rest in peace’ for the classic 12-inch Macbook: We can’t forget the intense level of FOMO we experienced when the iconic rosegold Macbooks were plastered all over Tumblr and Pinterest.