The 2017 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar was first released in June 2017. It featured a redesigned keyboard with butterfly switches, a Touch Bar along the top of the keyboard, and a Touch ID sensor.
The 2017 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar was discontinued in July 2019. It was replaced by the 2019 MacBook Pro with a Magic Keyboard, a larger Touch Bar, and more powerful processors. The Touch Bar was a feature that divided opinion and in the last few years, Apple has completely phased it out.
What are vintage Apple products?
A vintage Apple product is one that doesn’t get regular software updates. A standout feature about the iPhone, iPad or Mac is that it continues to get software updates for a minimum of five years. But a Vintage product doesn’t stand to get any updates and Apple also doesn’t promise repairs or service to these products. On its support page, Apple explains, “Products are considered vintage when Apple stopped distributing them for sale more than 5 and less than 7 years ago.” This doesn’t mean that the device will stop working but it’s just that the shelf life is further reduced when a user doesn’t get regular updates.
What does this mean for users?
The 2017 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is still a capable computer, but it is no longer the latest and greatest from Apple. But keep in mind that there will be no more software upgrades available for it. There are chances that Apple could update one of the older versions of macOS that may run on the 2017 MacBook Pro. However, that’s not entirely sure.