Apple will add the original iPad Pro to its list of vintage products this month.
According to a new memo sent to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers, the company has returned the product vintage. The company labels products “vintage” once it’s been five years since they were last sold, and changes how the company and service providers repair these devices. Previously, Apple halted servicing vintage products entirely, but recent changes mean they’re eligible for repair for another two years.
Apple first released the iPad Pro in 2015, and it featured a 12.9-inch display along with an optional iPad Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil. The company has made significant changes to the iPad Pro since its launch, with the latest models featuring the new M1 chip which is also included in the MacBook line, demonstrating the power creep.
In addition to labeling the iPad Pro as vintage, Apple will also classify the Apple TV HD as vintage starting later this month, despite the company still offering the device for sale on its website. The 32GB models of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will also be labeled as vintage from the end of this month as more smartphones enter the fold.
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