will become obsolete worldwide on the same date.
I have a 2006 MacMini. With iMovie '06 it's still the best front end to a Firewire camcorder I've found. The latest kdenlive dropped Firewire import.
For basic video editing it still works rather well. Transcoding is slow so I export everything in
Doesn't seem very obsolete to me.
That's fine--it's just not what Apple means when a product becomes "obsolete," which is a term they use to denote hardware for which they will no longer supply official parts for repair, generally those that were discontinued more than 7 years ago (or 5 for "vintage" products, which means almost the same thing except that there are still parts available in certain circumstances). In many cases their software/OS updates still support these machines, and you're obviously welcome to keep using them as long as you want in any case (though I'd personally avoid putting anything without recent updates on the Internet).