In Apple’s officially sanctioned terminology:
Vintage products are those that have not been manufactured for more than five and less than seven years ago.
That means my beloved Early-2008, 24" iMac is now officially a vintage Mac. Alas, it also means it’s no longer serviced by Apple. Can’t win them all, I guess.
In all seriousness, this iMac is unkillable. Almost 8 years after I bought it, it continues to be my main Mac, and thanks to the SSD upgrade I installed last year, it actually performs better than it ever did.
I have no need for a new desktop Mac, but with Apple eliminating support for my iMac, my last lifeline has now been officially removed. Which kind of sucks, even if it’s entirely understandable — this thing used to have a 500GB internal spinning hard disk, for crying out loud.
I’m a big fan of DIY repairs, but everything has its limits. I’m afraid next time something goes wrong with my iMac, it will finally die for good. After everything it’s endured, it will be a well-deserved rest.
Via Stephen Hackett.