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Popular iPhone model that lots of people still use now considered ‘obsolete’

Popular iPhone model that lots of people still use now considered ‘obsolete’

Owners of a certain iPhone will no longer be able to seek Apple support for the device.

People don't like to part ways with past technology - just look at Eminem!

However, Apple is announcing that one of its popular iPhone models won't be getting any more updates.

Say goodbye to getting any help from Apple if your iPhone 6 Plus starts acting up, it's now considered 'obsolete'.

Launched back in September 2014, the 5.5-inch display iPhone featured Apple's big changes including larger screens and Apple Pay support.

Apple fans could grab the device for £619 which is cheaper than the latest iPhone 15 release at £800.

NurPhoto / Contributor / Getty
NurPhoto / Contributor / Getty

Now over seven years ago, the tech giant has added this model to its list of devices that are too old to keep up with. This means it has stopped selling it or offering parts for fixes or repairs.

If your iPhone 6 breaks down on you, you won't be able to take it to an Apple Store to get it fixed.

A device is considered to be obsolete once it reaches its seven-year mark, the period before this is 'vintage' which acts as a two year warning period for users to start saving up for a new device.

For those two years, replacement parts will still be sold. According to Apple, these devices may still receive small updates, including bug fixes.

On its website, Apple stated: 'Products are considered vintage when Apple stopped distributing them for sale more than 5 and less than 7 years ago.

‘Products are considered obsolete when Apple stopped distributing them for sale more than 7 years ago.'

For now, the iPad Mini 4 is still in the game, getting software updates until it too reaches its obsolete stage.

NurPhoto / Contributor / Getty
NurPhoto / Contributor / Getty

Another Apple device that is slowly running out of time is the iPad Mini 4, which is now considered vintage.

Customers can still get repairs and seek support for this device until it reaches the stage of obsoleteness in the next two years.

Although customers can still get repairs for their vintage products. it might become harder to find the right parts or service over time. For example, the iPhone 6 has been 'vintage' since September 2022.

The reason for this decision is probably due to it not being financially viable to source parts for phones that haven't been on shelves in several years.

But, if you still have a vintage companion, you can carry on with the zero support risk if the device is working just fine.

After all, they are still capable of handling daily tasks like browsing the internet, checking up on emails, or using certain apps.

Featured Image Credit: NurPhoto / Contributor / Getty