2013 iMac with 5k is now Vintage

Time is the only thing that moves no matter what. No matter what you try to do, what is clear is that time puts everyone in their place. We have been talking about the new Macs that Apple wants to launch in 2021 and that will be provided with Apple Silicon. In exchange for these novelties, some previous models must begin to fall into oblivion. The first step to do this is to call them Vintage. Apple has already included iMac with retina 5K display in that category.

When new devices are presented, we always forget a fundamental factor: other devices must go down in history to make room for new generations. That’s what just happened to iMac with retina 5K display. Apple just declared them Vintage models. The first step so that they are finally forgotten.

How does a device go into oblivion? a question that has a very scary answer. It ceases to be chosen to be repaired. That is, Apple no longer has some of these devices in the ditch so they can be repaired. Since 2018, the models declared Vintage can still be repaired as long as there are parts for it. That is, it is not certain that it can be repaired. In the end there will be no pieces anywhere and that is when they will fall into oblivion.

The iMac models that are in that transition period are as follows:

  • 21.5 inches late 2013
  • Model 27 inches late 2013
  • The 21.5-inch mid 2014
  • iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch late 2014
  • The 27-inch Retina 5K model mid 2015

If you own any of these models, what I advise you to take care of it very muchmaybe in the future you can auction it for a huge amount of money.