iMac 2011 will be Vintage in August 2018
If you have an iMac 2011, this is your final chance to get any repairs done to the computer. Apple has announced that they will be allowing repairs of the 2011 iMac computer through August of this year.
After August 2018, the iMac computer will be considered a vintage system. Apple is doing this extension since they sold a lot of the iMac 2011 computer, as it was available on the market for a long time. Typically they stop supporting a system 5-years after the last sold date.
What this means to iMac 2011 Users
If your encountering an issue with the iMac this is a good time to get it fixed. Some examples:
- Dead pixel on the screen
- Crack screen
- Display hinge issues
- Stuck disk in the DVD drive
- Computer just doesn't seem to work well
This is the time to bring it in to get it fixed.
After August your chances of getting it fixed could be very limited and be more costly.
Why Bother Repairs?
The iMac 2011 is still a good computer. If you plan on still using it when you get a new computer, you should get the fix done now.
In addition, if you plan to give the computer to your son/daughter it would be good doing in fine working order.
Five Reason to Upgrade
As good as the iMac 2011 was there are five strong reasons to upgrade to the latest iMac:
- The computer has technology inside the box is eight years old. To put it in perspective, Apple iPhone 1.0 was also introduced in the same year. Would you still use the original iPhone today?
- The computer has older USB 2.0 and Firewire 800 ports. Most devices are USB 3.0 powered. All external Hard Drives and Thumb drives are optimized to work in USB 3.0
- Newer iMac has better Bluetooth technology support. You can't connect your iPhone to the computer using the existing Bluetooth technology on the iMac 2011.
- The iMacs today are much faster. They run faster using a faster logic board and now use solid-state memory for storage.
- Thunderbolt 3 - At 40 Gb/s, it's the fastest port available on a computer today.