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These MacBooks will hit Apple’s dreaded ‘vintage and obsolete’ list soon

These MacBooks will hit Apple’s dreaded ‘vintage and obsolete’ list soon

These MacBooks will hit Apple’s dreaded ‘vintage and obsolete’ list soon

These MacBooks will hit Apple’s dreaded ‘vintage and obsolete’ list soon

MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models that launched in 2013 and 2014 will reportedly be placed on Apple’s list of “vintage and obsolete products” at the end of April.

Despite what the name implies, this doesn’t mean these devices just became useless. Instead, it’s going to be harder to get them serviced.

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Apple promises that iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac products can get repaired by Apple Stores or authorized service providers for five years after the product is no longer manufactured. According to an Apple internal memo leaked to MacRumors, the products passing the five-year mark at the end of April 2020 are:

  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2013)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013)
  • MacBook Air (11-inch, Early 2014)
  • MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2014)

All these models will be listed as vintage, not obsolete.

Some Apple products are vintage, others are obsolete

macOS and iOS computers and peripherals are considered vintage five years after they were last manufactured. With this designation, they can still get serviced by Apple and authorized service providers, but that’s “subject to availability of inventory,” according to Apple.

Vintage Macs can even get operating system upgrades. The 2012 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models classified as vintage are also on Apple’s list of computers compatible with macOS Catalina, the latest version.

After two more years, products are labeled obsolete, which is the end of the line for authorized repairs. “Apple has discontinued all hardware service for obsolete products with no exceptions. Service providers cannot order parts for obsolete products,” notes the Mac maker.

While this sounds harsh, the “newer” MacBooks currently classified as obsolete were made in 2011.

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How Much Does a Website Cost?

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How Much Does a Website Cost?
A website can cost anywhere from free to upwards of 100 grand.
If you choose to DIY with a platform like SquareSpace, you’ll pay a low monthly fee to lease a spot on their platform. On the other end of the spectrum is a completely custom website from a professional website design company tailored for your business needs. With these, you’re looking at an investment of a few hundred to few thousand dollars.

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Do not let a price tag deter you from creating a website. If you’re a one-man operation with zero budget, at least get a basic website that you can jazz up later when you have a better cash flow.

 

Here’s what goes into the cost of a website:

Hosting – This is the service or company providing space on the internet for your website. Hosting providers include GoDaddy, getFlywheel, and others. We recommend you use getFlywheel. Hosting is charged monthly and typically costs $7 and up.

Domain name – This is shown as www.yourcompany.com, and is usually a yearly payment. WordPress, as an example, charges $14.99 per year for your domain name.

Design – Some designs are free, other cost money.

Plugins and extensions – Typically, the more plugins you want, the more expensive a website gets.

Complexity of design – The more customized your website is, the more expensive it is

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WordPress: Most of our clients are hosted on WordPress. They’re upfront about website ownership, and the structure of the websites is extremely user-friendly and adaptable. You can create everything from basic, free websites.

Unbounce: Unbounce is great for small projects and single web pages. It’s what we use when we want a one-off landing page campaign or a microsite campaign. It has website templates you can choose or you can build one from scratch on your own.

SquareSpace: This is excellent for beginners and ecommerce. It’s extremely easy to use and is easy to transfer to a more robust platform when you’re ready. Be careful, however—you typically do not “own” your website on SquareSpace, you lease it.

Drupal: While Drupal is more advanced, it’s an excellent alternative to WordPress. We do not recommend you attempt to DIY on this platform.

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Americans spend on average 23.6 hours online per week and are on their mobile devices for up to five hours per day. By now, consumers expect companies to have an online presence (including a website) and will consider a company that DOESN’T have one as less professional.

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Website marketing is the process of promoting your website on the Internet. It is one of the online marketing channels you can use as part of your overall digital marketing strategy. The main goal of a website marketing campaign is to get more visits to your website.

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Stand out in any inbox with Email Campaigns. We will create powerful email marketing content with your existing products, blog, posts, and logo so your messaging is consistnet and effective.

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