Apple’s original 12-inch MacBook is now obsolete – Times of India

remember the first 12 inch macbook, Well, it’s obsolete now. Seems old, doesn’t it? So, if you have it, you can no longer avail repair or service Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider.
The 12-inch MacBook was released in March 2015. It had a wedge-shaped design, weighing less than a kilogram. The starting price in India was Rs 99,000, and it came with standard specifications of 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor, integrated Intel HD 5300 graphics, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.
The 12-inch MacBook featured a single USB-C port that served for both charging and data transfer, a new Force Touch trackpad, and a unique battery design that allowed a larger battery to fit into the notebook’s slim body. Was.
This model may also qualify for an extended battery-only repair period that lasts for 10 years from the date the product was last delivered for sale, thus up to 2026.
Original 12-inch Macbook Air It was soon replaced by a second generation model in 2016, which is now on the list of vintage Macs.
The 12-inch MacBook was the first MacBook model to feature Apple’s butterfly switch keyboard design. However, this design was problematic and led to repeated failure. After numerous complaints and lawsuits, the butterfly keyboard was removed from the entire MacBook lineup.
According to Apple, a product is considered obsolete 7 years after it is discontinued.
The first version of the 12-inch MacBook was discontinued in April 2016 after the new model arrived. Now, it has become obsolete after completing seven years.
The last update for the 12-inch MacBook was in June 2017 and was discontinued in July 2019.
Apple has declared the stainless steel model of the Apple Watch Series 2 as vintage, joining the previously classified aluminum Series 2 models.