Apple’s first iPhone now has an expiration date according to documents found by website 9to5Mac.
According to the document the iPhone, as well as MacBooks and iMacs, will be listed as obsolete in most of the world from 11 June this year. Except in the States, in some cases, where it will be listed as ‘vintage’. Vintage devices, such as the iPhone, can still be repaired and will have parts available but only in the state of California. Mail-in repairs won’t be an option either.
This is hardly anything new for Apple, or many other tech companies, but it is somewhat nice to know that the shelf-life for an Apple phone is in the region of six years. Anyone who still has one of Apple’s originals may want to think about upgrading to something more modern in the meantime.
Source: Ars Technica