It was already in the news that Apple's iPhone 5 had been transferred to the vintage stage and could not be officially supported anymore. However, there is a new report that is shared by 9to5Mac, which indicates that vintage hardware will soon get its new life as Apple plans to launch a program to extend the time period that the old device can be repaired by the company.
Some unnamed sources suggest that this new application will include the iPhone 5 first and then a few Macs, and is expected to be extended to other hardware also during the course. This report also estimates all devices that are expected to be part of this program when it starts. These include:
- iPhone 5 (GSM / CDMA)
- MacBook Air (1
- MacBook Air (11", mid 2012)
- iMac) – US only and Turkey  iMac (21.5 ", mid 2011) – US only and Turkey
We also know the devices that will be added to this initial list. The report suggests that the MacBook Pro (15" 2012) and the iPhone 4S will expand this list by 30 th in November 2018 while "MacBook Pro (Retina, 13", Late 2012), MacBook Pro (Retina, 13 ", Early 2013), MacBook Pro (Mid 2012), Mac Pro (mid 2012) and iPhone 5 (GSM) will be added to the list at 30 th December 2018.
Now, many people cover it, and as Apple appears to give repairs to the vintage hardware that apparently is based on their availability. What this means is that when you enter the Apple Store only to find out that the part that needs to be replaced out of iMac 2011, not available, you will not be able to do much about it.
Still, if you're lucky enough, you can expect your vintage device to be up and running again soon after this new repair program is launched by Apple. So, wait and see!
Apple will soon launch the Vintage Repair Program for its iPhone 5, older Macs and some other stale devices last modified: November 10, 2018 by