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chscag
12-04-2017, 05:37 PM
Apple has just classified the Mid 2011 Mac Mini as "obsolete" which means they will no longer service or provide parts for it unless required by law.

Below is the Apple KB article which lists all Apple products that are vintage or obsolete. Note that this may vary depending on location.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201624

OneWonders
12-06-2017, 09:02 AM
Every working Mac I own (5) is now obsolete. Guess that fits. I've been obsolete for years.

pigoo3
12-06-2017, 11:32 AM
So what do obsolete mac mini Users they have to switch their Mac or stay with mac mini.

They do whatever they want just like always.:) Just because Apple classifies an older computer as vintage or obsolete doesn't really change much. Did you read the link above? The vintage & obsolete "labels" only impact things if Apple will service/repair get parts for an older computer.

- Nick

IWT
12-06-2017, 01:30 PM
"Vintage" and "Obsolete" linked by the words "Apple Support" seem like a contorted oxymoron; but I do understand the pace of change and the virtual impossibility of keeping/manufacturing parts for all these products.

Hardly an original thought, but.....:)

Ian

pigoo3
12-06-2017, 02:47 PM
"Vintage" and "Obsolete" linked by the words "Apple Support" seem like a contorted oxymoron;

Most definitely in this case.;)

- Nick

pm-r
12-06-2017, 03:23 PM
"Vintage" and "Obsolete" linked by the words "Apple Support" seem like a contorted oxymoron; t…..:)
… … Ian


LOL… Not too surprising Ian how they *******ize and misuse the English language considering they are a California USA based company, and not too far away from the influence of the rebel Berkeley, California University as well. :Smirk:

PS: I thought that the UK had different "support" rules Apple had to adhere to over there, but I may be mistaken.




- Patrick
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RadDave
12-06-2017, 07:12 PM
"Vintage" and "Obsolete" linked by the words "Apple Support" seem like a contorted oxymoron; but I do understand the pace of change and the virtual impossibility of keeping/manufacturing parts for all these products.

Hardly an original thought, but.....:)..........


Amazing looking at that LONG list - I started w/ an Apple II+ in 1980 and assume 'no parts' for that model? :) My son just returned from a Caribbean cruise which included a stop in Havana - they toured in one of those old Chevy cars and in their discussion the driver toward him some some of the vehicles were running on lawn mower engines (plus other substitutes, I imagine, such as Russian engines) - so, can't get parts and/or service after decades - computers are even much more short-lived, so no surprise - Dave

Ctrl-Opt-Del
01-29-2018, 09:55 AM
A surprisingly sloppy web page given it's on Apple's site... Pretty sure the Apple II line & Apple III weren't "Mac desktops", and the omissions seem to imply that the Apple I & Lisa still aren't obsolete to this day! :Smirk:

pigoo3
01-29-2018, 04:26 PM
The page mentions that anything older than 7 years is considered obsolete. If an owner of an Apple I, Apple II, Apple III, or Lisa doesn't know that their computer is more than 7 years old...and walks up to the Genius Bar with a Lisa...I want to see the look on the Apple Genius face!;)

- Nick

pm-r
01-29-2018, 05:01 PM
If an owner of an Apple I, Apple II, Apple III, or Lisa doesn't know that their computer is more than 7 years old...and walks up to the Genius Bar with a Lisa...I want to see the look on the Apple Genius face!


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And here's hoping that such a young Apple Genius actually knows about them. :Blushing:




- Patrick
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chscag
01-29-2018, 05:42 PM
And here's hoping that such a young Apple Genius actually knows about them.

Nothing like working on a Mac that's older than you are. LOL.

pm-r
01-29-2018, 06:24 PM
Nothing like working on a Mac that's older than you are. LOL.


Gee really, I'd never thought of that. But yes…

And probably really not interested if it can't do Twitter type stuff and/or warcraft type games I'd guess.





- Patrick
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Jonzjob
02-10-2018, 08:47 AM
I think that the only Apple that's older than me is still in the Garden of Eden?:Confused::Confused:

pm-r
02-10-2018, 01:52 PM
I think that the only Apple that's older than me is still in the Garden of Eden?:Confused::Confused:



Sorry John, it got eaten — don't you remember being told??? ;D




- Patrick
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Jonzjob
02-10-2018, 06:36 PM
Oh? O:)

Being eaten must have been the core of the problem? :Oops::Oops: Or de cider O:)

pm-r
02-10-2018, 07:18 PM
Oh? O:)

Being eaten must have been the core of the problem? :Oops::Oops: Or de cider O:)


Oh ohooo… that damp NW Wiltshire England air has got to your brain and humour cells it seems like John. :Smirk:




- Patrick
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Jonzjob
02-10-2018, 07:29 PM
Patrick, I can only agree about the damp air here after the cold but dry air near Carcassonne!

But it's supposed to be dry tomorrow for a change and I might even get to chucking my model gliders off a nearby hill for an hour or so???

They are well over 7 years old and not yet obsolete, bent a bit but still flying! Some folks have asked me why I never actually learned to fly full size? My reason has always been that they haven't seen just how I land? :Grimmace::o;D;D

chscag
02-10-2018, 09:44 PM
Hey John....

Landing is easy. Just turn off the engine and let gravity take over! :Cool:

pm-r
02-10-2018, 11:22 PM
Hey John....

Landing is easy. Just turn off the engine and let gravity take over! :Cool:

That's basically what a successful airplane landing is all about — just keep it controlled as you get it to stop flying. :[




- Patrick
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Jonzjob
02-11-2018, 04:27 AM
My radio controlled GLIDERS are always radio and sometimes controlled O:)O:)

Engines!! They are noisy smelly things! Almost all of mine, including the Fougar Magister in my avitar, are gliders. uch better for my Sunday morning head! :Cool::Cool::Cool:

pm-r
02-11-2018, 06:18 PM
Engines!! They are noisy smelly things!


My son's used long cords and a huge length of surgical rubber elastic tubing that sure launched their remote gliders to a decent altitude. Definitely no gas engines required. :Blushing:

But now, several years later, there are lots of quiet electric battery powered motors that some use for launching.




- Patrick
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Jonzjob
02-11-2018, 06:51 PM
This is one of the better shots of me flying a mate's model

https://flic.kr/p/24dxh8b (https://flic.kr/p/24dxh8b)

Not that I'm frightened of heights you understand?

It may well be a good idea to start a new thread if we wish to carry on with this theme?? I could talk model flying for ages, like 3 or 4 seconds!!:\:Confused::Confused:

chscag
02-11-2018, 07:52 PM
Who is that "good looking fellow" with the bag over his head? LOL. Scotland Yard still looking for you John? ;P

Jonzjob
02-12-2018, 06:39 AM
That's my best profile, especially of the knees!