Original iPhone officially classed as “obsolete” by Apple in June


The original iPhone. The smartphone that reshaped the industry in a way that nothing else did before, or has done since. It transformed smartphones from being fiddly, overcomplicated devices with resistive touch screens and too many buttons in to simple, thumb-able devices that anyone could use. I am proud to say I own one, but, sadly it is soon to receive “obsolete” status at Apple retail stores across the globe. (Kindly dubbed “vintage” in California.)

screen-shot-2013-04-29-at-7-17-58-pmApart from signalling the end of an era, it means that anyone with any of the devices listed won’t be able to get them repaired if they go faulty as parts will be non-existent. So, if you have an original iPhone, now would be a good time to put it in its box and leave it there. I know that’s what I’ll be doing with mine.

If you want to find out more about products with vintage status, hit Apple’s support site.

Via: 9to5Mac

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  • MaeganBabcock

    That’s actually kind of sad.  I have the 4S and love it (although I’m looking forward to getting a different phone in June).  I can’t imagine what kind of devices would be available if the iPhone didn’t revolutionize the Smartphone industry.