iPhone 4 and late 2010 MacBook Air will be ‘Obsolete’ 31st October 2016 :- It is the bad news for those who are using the iPhone 4 and late 2010 MacBook Air, because these Apple product will be obsolete from 31st October. Apple is adding the phone to its obsolete products list at the end of the month of October.
As per the reports of the Japanese site Mac Otakara, the company will add all iPhone 4 models with the late 2010 13-inch MacBook Air, third-generation AirPort Extreme, and mid-2009 AirPort Time Capsule to the vintage and obsolete products list on 31st October 2016.
Apple has a system for this kind of stuff. The Apple company defines products manufactured for more than five years but less than seven years as ‘vintage’, and those that were discontinued more than seven years ago as ‘obsolete’.
All the products heading for the obsolete and vintage list were released between 2009 and 2010, and will no longer be eligible for hardware service, with some exceptions.
A reports refer to Apple’s Japanese vintage and obsolete products list, it is likely the move will extend to the Europe, Canada, Australia, and the US.
If you are concerned that you won’t be able to use latest desktop OS of Apple with your ancient laptop, you will be pleased to know mac OS Sierra is still compatible with the late 2010 MacBook Air.
But, if you are still carrying around the iPhone 4, then you won’t be able to update it beyond iOS 7.1.2. So, it might just be time to pick up a new handset.
At an event rumoured for 27th October, Apple is expected to launch new MacBook models, thought to come with an new OLED panel above the keyboard.