Apple is preparing to launch a program to repair outdated devices, 9to5Mac reports with reference to anonymous sources familiar with the plans of the company.
The new program will be launched in a few «waves», each of which contains a new device. When you start the program will include:
- iPhone 5 (GSM/CDMA);
- MacBook Air (11″, Mid 2012);
- MacBook Air (12″, Mid 2012);
- iMac (21.5″, Mid 2011) — only for USA and Turkey;
- iMac (27″, Mid 2011) — only for USA and Turkey.
November 30, the program will expand to iPhone 4S and MacBook Pro (15″, Mid 2012). And on 30 December in the last «wave» will be added following devices:
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 13″, Late 2012);
- MacBook Pro (Retina, 13″, Early 2013);
- MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012);
- Mac Pro (Mid 2012);
- iPhone 5 (GSM).
Apple refurbishes their devices for at least five years from the date of their withdrawal from production. Then the devices fall into the list of outdated and can not be repaired in accredited service centers. The new program intends to fix it.