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Apple Memo Says Original iPad Pro and Strangely the 'Apple TV HD' Will Become Vintage Products Next Month

Apple is planning to add the first-generation iPad Pro to its vintage products list at the end of June, the company announced this week in an internal memo distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers. A product becomes "vintage" after more than five years have passed since Apple last distributed the product for sale. Vintage products were previously ineligible for service at Apple, but Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers now offer repairs for vintage products for up to an additional two years, subject to parts availability. Released in November 2015, the original iPad Pro featured a 12.9-inch display that was significantly larger than the 9.7-inch display on all prior iPad models. Alongside the device, Apple introduced the Smart Keyboard for iPad and the Apple Pencil, which made the iPad Pro more of a direct competitor with hybrid tablets like Microsoft's Surface. The Smart Keyboard magnetically attached to the iPad Pro's new Smart Connector. The original iPad Pro also featured Apple's A9X chip, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a Home button with Touch ID, and four speakers. In the United States, pricing started at $799 for a Wi-Fi-only model with 32GB of storage, with LTE models also offered. Apple TV HD? Oddly, multiple sources advised MacRumors that Apple's memo says the "Apple TV HD" will also be classified as vintage at the end of June, despite Apple continuing to sell the device with 32GB of storage. Apple did discontinue the 64GB model of the Apple TV HD after introducing the second-generation Apple TV 4K in April 2021, but that is not long enough ago for the device to be classified as "vintage" based on Apple's current definition. Even if the Apple TV HD were to be discontinued at Apple's upcoming WWDC conference, it would likewise be far too soon for the device to be classified as "vintage" per Apple's current definition, as it would be nowhere near five years since distribution ended. The Apple TV…

Importováno: 31. Května 2022 (21:58), MacRumors MacRumors

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