February 23, 2024

Apple has globally included the 13-inch MacBook Pro Mid 2012 model in its list of obsolete products, according to its website. This 13-inch MacBook Pro model, which was launched in June 2012, marked the final Mac to include a built-in CD/DVD drive in Apple’s lineup. It was available for purchase until October 2016, serving as a more affordable alternative.

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Although Apple no longer offers MacBooks with built-in CD/DVD drives, they do provide an external SuperDrive for customers who require such functionality. However, to utilize it with modern MacBooks, a USB-C adapter is necessary.

Apple deems a device as “technologically obsolete” if it has been more than seven years since the company last sold it. According to Apple, MacBooks may qualify for an extended battery-only repair period of up to 10 years from the date of the last distribution for sale, depending on the availability of parts.

In 2020, Apple ceased providing support for the Mid 2012 model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with macOS Big Sur on the software front.

In the past 10 days, Apple has successfully sold more than 200,000 units of the Vision Pro headsets. The pre-orders for this advanced headset began on January 19, enabling customers in the United States to make their purchases.

According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the pre-order weekend for the Vision Pro device saw an estimated sale of 160,000 to 180,000 units, as reported on the previous Monday. However, it is possible that sales have experienced a slight decline since then.

The demand for Vision Pro headsets on the day of their launch was incredibly high, resulting in all available units for home delivery being sold out within a few hours of pre-orders becoming available. Shortly after, the option for in-store pickup also quickly ran out. Therefore, it is not surprising that the enthusiasm for the headset has slightly diminished after the initial surge of orders.

Kuo has expressed caution regarding the potential rapid decline in demand for the Vision Pro, primarily due to its limited target market.

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