According to internal Apple documents obtained by 9to5mac, it seems that Apple will soon be rendering the original iPhone ‘obselete’ this Summer, along with various older Mac laptops and desktops. The original iPhone was debuted back in 2007, so it would make sense that Apple will no longer service these products from June 11, 2013 onward.
Apple defines obsolete, or vintage, products as:
…those that were discontinued more than five and less than seven years ago. Apple has discontinued hardware service for vintage products with the following exception:
-Products purchased in the state of California, United States, as required by statute.
-Owners of vintage Macintosh products may obtain service and parts from Apple service providers within the state of California, United States.
-Owners of vintage iPod products in the state of California may obtain service from Apple Retail Stores or by contacting AppleCare at 1-800-APL-CARE.
Apple’s iPhone was discontinued over 7 years ago, and AT&T has even stopped activating original iPhones over 18 months ago. The original iPhone was announced and unveiled at the 2007 MacWorld conference, starting at $499 for a 4GB model on-contract. Now, you can get a much sleeker, faster, and all-around great iPhone 5 starting at $199, or even $99 if you choose to get on on T-Mobile’s network.
Question: Are you still rocking an original iPhone, or using one for any reason? Let us know in the comments below!