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Apple to Classify Original iPhone as 'Vintage' and 'Obsolete' on June 11, 2013

Apple to Classify Original iPhone as 'Vintage' and 'Obsolete' on June 11, 2013

Posted April 30, 2013 at 3:40am by iClarified
A leaked internal memo reveals that Apple will relegate the original iPhone to 'vintage' and 'obsolete' status on June 11, 2013, according to 9to5Mac.

The term 'vintage' refers to devices older than five years but less than seven. They are eligible for repair only in California. Obsolete products are not eligible for repair whatsoever. The original iPhone will be classified as 'vintage' in the U.S. and obsolete in Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, and at Apple Retail Stores.

The document attached below reveals the full list of products that will reach vintage status and obsolete status.


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Apple to Classify Original iPhone as 'Vintage' and 'Obsolete' on June 11, 2013
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El Compa
El Compa - May 1, 2013 at 10:31am
*come on.
El Compa
El Compa - May 1, 2013 at 10:31am
Vintage? lol That only applies to things that are decades old... Apple is reaching. The original iPhone was a marvel but common.
Stevenk
Stevenk - April 30, 2013 at 4:30pm
They might as well add iPhone5 to the vintage and obsolete list. Its anyways outdated compared to other smartphones out there. :)
6.1.3 :(
6.1.3 :( - April 30, 2013 at 9:51am
So...iPhone 5S debuts on June 11 2013 ...
Lionsnz
Lionsnz - April 30, 2013 at 7:23am
Still the best phone I have ever had, even though it is now classified as vintage. And still runs like the day I brought it. All my other phones died within 3 years. Though I also have 2 other iPhones.
6italia0
6italia0 - April 30, 2013 at 5:22am
I still have a 16gb original Iphone, apple said they would replace it with a brand new one for $150, I'm definitely doing that now:D
davidupa
davidupa - April 30, 2013 at 3:47am
so much for Rolls-Royce of smartphones. Bugs on their products are unfixable
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