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Apple adds iPhone 4, 2010 13" MacBook Air to vintage and obsolete list

All iPhone 4 models, the 2010 13-inch MacBook Air, third-generation AirPort Extreme, and mid-2009 AirPort Time Capsule will be added to Apple's vintage and discontinued list, as of Oct. 31.




The report specifically addressed adding the products to the vintage/obsolete list in Japan, but will most likely extend to other regions, including the U.S. The changes were first discovered by Macotakara.

Vintage Apple products are models that have not been manufactured for more than five years but less than seven, while obsolete products were discontinued more than seven years ago. Each of the products being added to the list on October 31 were released between 2009 and 2010.

Limited support may still be available in some regions. In California, for instance, Apple is legally required to provide support for Macs, iPhones, and iPods.

CDMA models of the iPhone 4 were sent to the obsolete list last month, while the 2010 MacBook Air joins the 2010 Mac mini and mid-2010 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro to obsoleted notebooks. The current model of the MacBook Air hasn't been updated in a little over a year, but an updated version is expected as early as this month.