With the new iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 inevitably on the way later this year, we have some interesting developments to tell you about now, in relation to the original and now-ancient iPhone 1st generation which launched back in 2007. New reports are claiming that six years later, Apple are finally ready to completely forget about their first creation, by moving the original iPhone to company ‘obsolete’ status.
What this means officially, if you didn’t already know, is that the original 2007 iPhone will no longer be eligible for support from Apple, under any circumstances. It is basically being wiped off Apple’s support list, and can no longer be repaired by AppleCare Repair Centers when using the standard mail-in method.
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The tipoff has been discovered by 9to5Mac, who have obtained an official piece of documentation referencing the change of events. This change will apparently come into effect on June 11 2013, so if there is anyone still out there rocking an original iPhone – get it fixed now by Apple if you have any issues, before it’s too late.
Other products on the list that are also due to go into obsolete status, include the MacBook Pro 13-inch 2007 model, the iMac 20-inch 2007 model and also the iMac G5 17-inch as well. We wonder if Apple will be making an official statement on this in the build-up to WWDC 2013, or if they’ll just let consumers find out the information for themselves over on their support pages in June.
Although this may seem like a pointless piece of information for those of you with a lovely iPhone 5, we’re willing to bet that there are still a significant number of consumers who are still using an original iPhone, and very happy with it too. If you fall into this bracket, get in touch with us and let us know how your iPhone has held up through the years.