The first MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar now classified as 'vintage'

Time flies with tech updates and less than a decade after first being launched, the first MacBook Pro models with the Touch Bar are now classified as vintage.

Products are considered vintage when Apple stops distributing them for sale for over five year and less than seven years ago.

On Monday, Apple updated its vintage products listing with eight more products including the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac models released in 2015 and 2016.

With the release of the brand new MacBook Air this year that we thought was a ‘brilliant update in almost every way’, it looks like some of the older models have officially reached ‘vintage’ status.

The first MacBook Pro models were controversial for the Touch Bar which the company had phased out in the latest models but still makes an appearance on the new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip.

The full list of Macs that became vintage at the end of July:

  • MacBook (12-inch, Early 2016)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2015)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two Thunderbolt Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt Ports)
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)
  • iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2015)
  • iMac (27-inch, Retina 5K, Late 2015)

Apple introduced the Touch Bar in October 2016 as part of a design overhaul of the MacBook Pro.

In addition to the Macs, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro models released in 2016 are now vintage as well.

Vintage products are typically ineligible for repairs at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers, unless spare parts remain available.

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