Owners of a mid-2011 iMac might be surprised to find out that the model will be classified as “vintage” next month. Vintage Apple products are those that have not been manufactured for more than 5 and less than 7 years ago. Apple discontinues hardware service for vintage products in most cases.
According to MacRumors, however, Apple internally announced a pilot program permitting Apple Stores and authorized service providers to continue repair services on 21.5” and 27” iMac models from mid-2011. The program will run in the U.S. from March 1 until August 31, 2018. You can view Apples updated list of vintage and obsolete products here: support.apple.com/en-us/HT201624
It’s unclear whether the program will grow to include other Mac models, but in the meantime, you can make upgrades of your own to your “vintage” or “obsolete” Mac with the MacSales.com My Upgrades tool.
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