iPhone 6 Plus now considered an obsolete product by Apple, and iPad mini 4 becomes “vintage”

iPhone 6 Plus now considered an obsolete product by Apple, and iPad mini 4 becomes “vintage”
iPhone 6 Plus now considered an obsolete product by Apple, and iPad mini 4 becomes “vintage”
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The iPhone 6 Plus is now officially listed as an obsolete product by Apple. This means that the cell phone will no longer have any type of hardware support or spare parts for repair in the company’s physical stores and authorized technical assistance centers, joining classic models such as the iPhone 5c and iPhone 4S.

Apple now considers its products obsolete after seven years since they were last sold. The iPhone 6 Plus was discontinued shortly after the release of the iPhone 7 in September 2016. The iPhone 6 remained available for a few more years in select countries, so it is not yet on the obsolete list.

In addition to the iPhone 6 Plus, another product that is reaching the definitive end of its life cycle is the 4th generation iPad mini. Apple started to include this compact tablet in its list of “vintage” products, that is, those that have not been on sale for more than five years.

As a result, the tablet will still be eligible for repair at authorized technical assistance centers for another two years — but only while stocks of spare parts last.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus also joined the list of vintage products, but only the red color option from the (PRODUCT)RED line. This is because the other color options of these cell phones remained available on the market for longer, therefore, they cannot yet be officially considered “vintage”.

It is possible to deduce that the only replacement parts that will be subject to availability in stock for these iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models are the frame and the rear glass in the color (PRODUCT)RED, since the other components of the smartphones are identical to models in other color options.


The article is in Portuguese

Tags: iPhone considered obsolete product Apple iPad mini vintage

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