The iPhone 6 Plus will become ‘vintage’ at the end of December

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Went on sale in September 2014, and it was officially superseded as top-of-the-line Apple a year later. The iPhone 6 Plus and its standard version stopped receiving official iOS updates a couple of years ago, and it is not surprising that it will go to the Apple list of its products classified as ‘vintage’.

Apple Vintage

We live in an age so technologically accelerated that any newly minted device will be out of date in 6 months – 1 year on average only. Every 12 months there are replacements for the top of the range, and even video game consoles increasingly reduce generational replacement. For this reason, companies have lists of devices that they can still repair and those that already consider them too old, such as Apple’s.

Apple divides this list into ‘Old and Obsolete’ products. As they point out on their website, “The owners of iPhone, iPad, iPod, or Mac can get service and parts from Apple or Apple service providers for 5 years from the discontinuation of the product (or a longer period in cases where it is required by law). Although “Apple has suspended technical support for certain technologically obsolete products”. But which is which?

Old products

They are that they stopped selling more than 5 years ago and less than 7. The products Obsolete Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple TV will continue to receive hardware repairs by Apple service providers, including Apple Stores, based on inventory availability or as required by law.

Obsolete or Vintage Products

They are that they stopped selling more than 7 years ago –Monster-brand Beats products are considered obsolete regardless of the date of purchase. Apple has suspended all hardware technical support for outdated products with no exceptions, and service providers They cannot order parts for obsolete products.

iPhone 6 Plus antiguo

As reported by the MacRumors site, to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the model’s launch, The iPhone 6 Plus will be added to Apple’s vintage product list on December 31. In an internal memo obtained by this site, Apple said it will add the iPhone 6 Plus to its list of vintage products on December 31, which means that it has been more than five years since Apple stopped distributing the device for sale.

As a vintage product, iPhone 6 Plus owners will continue to be eligible to have their phone repaired at Apple and the company’s wide range of third-party repair shops.

For now on the official Apple listing It comes that the last iPhone model considered ‘vintage’ is the iPhone 5C, so we will be attentive to see if it is true that on New Year’s Eve, having an iPhone 6 Plus will be officially ‘vintage’.


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