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MacBook Pro with optical drive no longer supported by Apple: latest news

Apple has announced that the mid-2012 13-inch MacBook Pro has been retired. This was the last MacBook Pro with an optical drive.

Legacy MacBook Pro with Optical Drive

Products Considered Obsolete

Apple has announced that certain products are considered obsolete if Their sale was discontinued more than 7 years ago. This means that maintenance and parts orders for these products are no longer available. For Mac notebooks, extended battery repair coverage is available for 10 years from the date the product was last sold.

MacBook Pro with optical drive no longer supported by Apple latest news

Mid-2012 13-inch MacBook Pro

Apple discontinued sales in October 2016 Mid 2012 13" MacBook Pro. This laptop is no longer supported and does not have the latest macOS operating system updates. macOS Big Sur, released in 2020, is not compatible with this model, although older versions of macOS continue to receive security updates.

MacBook Pro with optical drive no longer supported by Apple latest news

Optical drive exception

New MacBook Pro models no longer have an optical drive, which turned out to be unnecessary for most users. However, Apple still offers an external optical drive, the SuperDrive, which supports reading and writing CDs and DVDs. The device hasn't received an update in several years and uses an outdated USB-A connector that is no longer supported by most new Macs without the use of adapters.

Questions Answered

When did Apple declare the 2012 13-inch MacBook Pro obsolete?

Apple announced the 2012 13-inch MacBook Pro as obsolete in October 2016.

Which MacBook Pros are no longer supported due to lack of an optical drive?

All MacBook Pros that had an optical drive are no longer supported by Apple.

Which external drive can be used with a MacBook Pro to read and write CDs and DVDs?

Apple still sells an external optical drive, the SuperDrive, that can read and write CDs and DVDs, but it hasn't been updated in years and uses USB -A, which is no longer supported by most Mac hardware without adapters.

Additional information

  • MacBook Pro is a line of laptops manufactured by Apple.
  • MacOS is an operating system developed and supported by Apple.
  • macOS Big Sur is a version of the macOS operating system released in 2020.
  • USB-A is a standard type of USB connector used in some Mac hardware.

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Check out Apple's official announcement that the MacBook Pro with optical drive will no longer be supported. This news applies to the latest MacBook Pro model with optical drive, released in 2012, and means that all similar models will no longer receive updates and support from Apple.
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