The MacBook Pro with Retina display first appeared in 2012. The notebook with a high-resolution screen was presented at the WWDC in June 2012, when other notebook manufacturers did not use such high-resolution displays for a long time yet many years ago.
Now, according to a report by Mactechnews, Apple is soon to turn the device into a “vintage product”. This is unattractive insofar as there are no more repairs and spare parts from Apple, with which defective devices could be serviced. However, one detail is suspicious: the device is even supported by macOS 10.14 Mojave, as its graphics chip is compatible with Metal. The new operating system will be released in fall 2018.
Still, the mothball is not official. If the device lands on the vintage list, authorized service providers will no longer be able to submit repair orders and will not receive any genuine replacement parts from Apple. Only rechargeable batteries are usually a little longer, but who plays with the idea of having a new power storage installed anyway, should do so soon.
But in most cases, in which Apple devices in the vintage Status shifted, quickly a market, which nevertheless acted the spare parts. Independent repair services have even partially specialized in the repair of such devices and also help users of much older Apple hardware like to help.
According to information from Mactechnews the first MacBook Pro Retina on June 30, 2018 in the Vintage Status.