Despite their entry on the list of outdated products on August 31, the 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Air 2012 are still eligible for Apple's after-sales service.
All Apple products end with their name engraved on them the list of old and obsolete products. This happens between five and seven years after the release of the Apple device. In theory, this means that they are no longer supported by Apple. Released in June 2012, the 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch MacBook Air should participate in this list according to a source cited by MacRumors.
But this time the company decided differently. In the framework of a pilot program up to 31 August 2020, both models are eligible for a two-year postponement. MacBook Air is still eligible for Apple repairs, provided the company still has the necessary spare parts. The repair service via the post office is still in use in the United States and Japan.
In February, Apple had already done the same for the iMac 21.5 inch and 27 inch mid 2011, extended to next January. However, this project was only applicable in the United States and Turkey, this is the first time the service is offered worldwide.
Which allows these "old" machines to run for a few more years. Apple has not specified the real reasons for this project, except to offer an extra service to its customers while removing excess equipment.