First Touch Bar MacBook Pro models will become vintage by apple


At the end of July, the first MacBook Pro models with the Touch Bar will be added to Apple’s collection of antique items.

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As time passes, Apple discontinues a limited number of beloved items and classifies them as “vintage” or “obsolete.” The first Touch Bar-enabled goods will be added in July 2022.

According to an internal document acquired by MacRumors, the 2016 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, as well as the 2016 12-inch MacBook and the 2015 MacBook Air, will be considered ancient. The 2015 21.5-inch iMac and the 2015 Retina 5K 27-inch iMac are also included.


The 9.7-inch iPad Pro will likewise be deemed antique at the same time, according to the letter. On July 31st, all items will be labeled “vintage.”

A “vintage” designation is given to goods that have been discontinued by Apple for at least five years. Vintage goods aren’t as readily maintained as non-vintage devices, however parts and services are accessible in unusual cases.

“Obsolete” products are no longer eligible for hardware repairs at Apple Stores or approved repair facilities, with “no exceptions,” after seven years of inaccessibility.


The Touch Bar is a feature that Apple has mostly stayed away from in its current lineup, so adding the MacBook Pro models to the list would be a natural match. As far as MacBook Pro models go, the 13-inch model is the last one to utilize it.

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