Jan 28 2008
On March 18th, the following Apple products will be categorized as “vintage” or “obsolete:”
- PowerMac G4 (Quicksilver 2002ED)
- Xserve (the original)
- iMac (Summer 2000)
- iMac (Summer 2000) DV
- iMac (Summer 2000) DV Special Edition
- iMac (Summer 2000) DV Plus
- Macintosh Server G4 (AGP Graphics)
- Macintosh Server G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
- PowerMac G4 (AGP Graphics)
- PowerMac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
By being categorized as “obsolete,” these items will effectively be put on the DNR list and will not be approved for “organ transplants.” Apple does not offer service parts or documentation for obsolete products and these products cannot be sent via mail to AppleCare Repair Centers.
The whole “vintage” versus “obsolete” only affects older Apple products purchased in California. In that state and that state only, owners of these products needing repair can still get service and parts from Apple service providers within California. Owners of these products anywhere else are kind of out of luck–what is vintage in California is obsolete elsewhere.