Japanese technology site Macotakara has recently reported that including the iPhone 4, Apple is going to stop supporting some of its old devices like “MacBook Air (13-Inch, Late 2010), AirMac Extreme 802.11N (third generation), Time Capsule 802.11N (second generation ).” This will happen from the end of this month, as the report says.
5-year life span
Normally, whenever a device is produced, after five years it is declared as “obsolete or vintage” by the company. However, the consumer law in California and Turkey states say that a company must keep on offering support for its device at least for seven years. Therefore, Apple might take two more years to declare its old devices as obsolete. Being declared obsolete means no more hardware support or repair for such devices.
If you are still carrying on an iPhone 4 or Late 2010 13-inch MacBook Air which you think needs to be repaired then you must act fast before the month is over. From October 31, Apple will stop offering parts or repair services on some of its old gadgets, if you want the full list, you can check them out here.