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forget me not?!.....Apple officially declares this model obsolete.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 01, 2020 07:41AM
.....1st retina display MacBook Pro.....


Apple Officially Obsoletes First MacBook Pro With a Retina Display

....As expected, Apple's first MacBook Pro with a Retina display is now officially classed as "obsolete" worldwide, just over eight years after its release.

In a support document, Apple notes that obsolete products are no longer eligible for hardware service, with "no exceptions." This means that any mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro 15-inch models still out there that require a battery or other repairs will no longer be accepted by Apple.

The only alternatives are to follow one of iFixit's many do-it-yourself repair guides, or to make enquiries at an independent repair shop, although many do not use official Apple parts.

When the MacBook Pro with Retina display was revealed at WWDC 2012, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller called it "a breakthrough in display engineering" and claimed there had "never been a notebook this gorgeous."

Apart from being the first MacBook Pro to boast a Retina display, the 2012 model had a much slimmer design than previous models. This was made possible by Apple removing the built-in Ethernet port and optical disc drive for CDs/DVDs. It still featured pairs of Thunderbolt and USB-A ports, an HDMI port, and an SD card slot, however.



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Re: forget me not?!.....Apple officially declares this now obsolete.....
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 01, 2020 07:51AM
Mine is now permanently plugged into a display due to battery issues. It’s on its third battery, the first two replaced by Apple.

A truly terrible design decision.
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Re: forget me not?!.....Apple officially declares this model obsolete.....
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 01, 2020 10:09AM
And the mid-2012 MBP carries on.

at 8-years, Is it now the longest supported mac?



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Re: forget me not?!.....Apple officially declares this model obsolete.....
Posted by: Rolando
Date: July 01, 2020 01:30PM
Typing this on My Mid 2012. Replaced battery last year. 1 TB SSD. Works great



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Re: forget me not?!.....Apple officially declares this model obsolete.....
Posted by: JoeH
Date: July 01, 2020 03:47PM
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Ombligo
And the mid-2012 MBP carries on.

at 8-years, Is it now the longest supported mac?

The only stopped selling the base 13" model in Oct. 2016. The higher end model with the 2.9 GHz i7 processor was discontinued earlier, but still available as a refurbished model about as long. So there are quite a few of them less than 5 years old.

I bought mine in Fall of 2015, a 13" 2.9 i7 with a 750 GB drive as a refurb. Then had to take it in within a week with a logic board problem related to memory not being seen. Got it back in less than 48 hours, been using it since. About to replace the battery for the first time, might upgrade the RAM to 16 GB from the 8 it has.
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