News hardware If You Have These MacBooks, Apple Won’t Repair Them Anymore
Very soon, Apple will stop offering repairs for three MacBooks released seven years ago. Be careful before making an appointment at your Apple Store, because you could take a stop at the entrance.
Three now-obsolete MacBook models
Like every year and after seven years of existence, Apple sacrifices a new series of computers, judging them too old. We can suspect that they require specific repair methods, not worth the cost of being kept.
If you own the 2014 vintage of MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, be aware that Apple considers them to be obsolete and that they will no longer agree to repair them. Previously considered “legacy” products, they are now “obsolete” and only battery replacement will be possible on some devices.
Here are the 3 models that you will be refused for repair:
- Early 2014 11-inch MacBook Air
- 13-inch MacBook Air early 2014
- MacBook Pro 13-inch Retina Mid 2014
If you have any doubts, Apple lists
all old or obsolete products.
Owners of MacBook 2014 were already deprived of the
latest macOS Monterey updateand it will now be necessary to turn to Apple authorized centers for any glitches.
It is important for Apple to show that you can buy a MacBook, an iPhone or an iPad and keep it for up to seven years while still having access to the latest features, where competition is often limited to three years of subsistence and a few security updates thereafter.
This strategy may seem counterproductive, because users keep their machine for a long time without buying it regularly. Except that Apple always finds itself there financially and then capitalizes on two fronts.
First of all, it’s a question of image for Tim Cook and his clique. Customers are delighted to see that their computer lasts a long time: a quality impression which is a key point of Apple’s strategy.
The second battle is that of services. After Apple Music in 2015, the Californian firm keeps users in the ecosystem with a burst of subscriptions: News+, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade or Fitness+, the goal being to obtain monthly payments to compensate for the shortfalls due customers renewing their devices less and less often.
By RommBJournalist jeuxvideo.com