The mid-2012 MacBook Pro was the final with an optical drive, and it’s lastly thought-about out of date by Apple.
Apple maintains a vintage and obsolete product list that updates based mostly on how lengthy it has been since a product was on the market. Some classic merchandise could also be eligible for service, whereas out of date merchandise usually are not.
Gadgets within the classic listing have not been on the market for not less than 5 years. Out of date merchandise have not been on the market for seven years.
Some areas like France have particular necessities for merchandise offered. Homeowners of iPhones or Macs bought in 2021 or later can acquire service and elements from Apple or service suppliers for seven years after the date the product mannequin was final provided by Apple.
Out of date merchandise lose their capacity to be serviced with one exception. MacBooks could also be eligible for an prolonged battery-only restore interval for as much as 10 years from when the product was final distributed on the market.
The optical drive was ditched amidst the Jony Ive period of ever encroaching thinness. An exterior optical drive known as the SuperDrive continues to be out there, however connects over USB-A and is a relic itself.