Jan 15 2007
On March 13, 2007 the following obsolete or “vintage” machines will cease to be supported by Apple, Inc.:
Vintage: The vintage designation is only pertinent to older Apple products purchased in the state of California. Users are still able to obtain service parts for these machines as they are available to repair as required by statute. Owners of these products may obtain service and parts from Apple service providers within the state of California.
- Macintosh Server G4 (Digital Audio)
- Macintosh Server G4 (QuickSilver)
- Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio)
- Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver)
- PowerBook G4
Obsolete: Apple does not provide service parts for obsolete products and these products are not candidates for mail-in repairs to AppleCare Repair Centers.
- iMac 233/266/333 MHz — obsolete
- PowerBook G3 Wallstreet — obsolete
- PowerBook G3 Lombard (Bronze Keyboard) — obsolete
For many of you who still have these machines, you may be surprised that they haven’t been abandoned already. After the cutoff date you will no longer be able to get service parts for these machines through Apple unless it is considered vintage and entitled to support through the auspices of the California state statute.
It is important to note that there is no distinction between vintage and obsolete products in Canada, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Japan and retail Apple Stores.
Time to buy a new Mac…long since time, in fact.