A memo seen by us states that the machines will nonetheless be eligible for service below the Repair Vintage Apple Products Pilot program. Because of this it can nonetheless be potential to have your machine repaired via an Apple Retailer offered that components are nonetheless obtainable. Nevertheless, if the components stock is exhausted, you’ll be out of luck.
The pilot restore program was launched in November of final 12 months, and was initially utilized to the iPhone 5 and mid-2012 MacBook Air. It was additionally prolonged to the mid-2011 iMac within the US and Turkey.
This implies there may be now a three-phase assist program for eligible merchandise:
- Free repairs through the guarantee/AppleCare/AppleCare+ time period
- Paid repairs afterward, up till 5 years after the product is discontinued (7 years in California and Turkey)
- Paid repairs thereafter provided that components stay obtainable
It’s value being conscious of shopper safety legal guidelines in your nation. For instance, in EU international locations, guarantee repairs have to be supplied for at least two years after buy, and for as much as seven years, relying on the product. There are not any mounted guidelines figuring out whether or not it’s two years, seven or someplace in between, however the guarantee interval have to be ‘affordable’ bearing in mind the everyday longevity of the kind of product, and the price. An costly equipment can be anticipated to final seven years, whereas an inexpensive cellphone would solely be anticipated to final two.
You may try the present listing of classic/out of date merchandise here.