The first MacBook Pro with Retina screen is officially outdated and is no longer accepted by Apple service centers

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Outdated products are no longer eligible for hardware, “no exceptions”

Apple’s first MacBook Pro to receive a Retina display is now officially classified as “obsolete” worldwide.

The Apple support site says that outdated products are no longer eligible for hardware, “without any exceptions.” This means that Retina MacBook Pro notebooks released in 2012 that require battery replacement or other repairs will no longer be accepted by Apple service centers.

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The first MacBook Pro with Retina screen is officially outdated and is no longer accepted by Apple service centers

At the presentation of the device during WWDC 2012, Apple’s marketing manager, Phil Schiller, called it “a breakthrough in displays” and stated that “there hasn’t been such a great laptop on the market before.”

In addition to being the first display with a Retina display, the 2012 model had a much thinner design than previous models. This was made possible by removing the built-in Ethernet port and optical drive. The laptop has a pair of Thunderbolt and USB-A ports, an HDMI connector and an SD card slot.

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