Apple's 2010 15- & 17-inch MacBook Pros, 2009 Xserve become 'vintage'Apple this week declared a trio of older products vintage and obsolete, adding a pair of 2010 MacBook Pros and the 2009 Xserve to a list of discontinued hardware service.
Both the 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro circa 2010, as well as the early 2009 Xserve, are now on the "vintage" products list. Apple considers products that have not been manufactured for more than 5 years, and less than 7, to be vintage.
Vintage products are no longer available for hardware service, unless they were purchased within the state of California, or the country of Turkey. Mac owners in those areas can obtain service from authorized Apple service providers.
The 2010 MacBook Pros and 2009 Xserve are considered to be "obsolete" in the rest of the world. Hardware service is discontinued for all obsolete products with no exceptions.
In California and Turkey, products are classified as obsolete 7 years after they are discontinued.
Prior to this week's update, the most recent additions to Apple's 'vintage and obsolete' list came in December, affecting 2009 iMacs, MacBook Airs, Mac Pros and Time Capsules.