According to a report published Friday on 9 to 5 Mac, Apple will be ending support for some iPhones and iPads. It states that from June 9, the Cupertino, California, company will stop supporting older Apple products at its retail outlets.
The report claims that the list of iDevices that will become outdated soon will be classified as vintage or obsolete in various regions such as Asia-Pacific, the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Canada and Japan. The listing does not include any of the iPad tablet models. Phone Arena states that in California, the outdated devices will be marked as vintage.
iPhones like the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and their Chinese editions will not be supported by Apple from the aforementioned date. The 20-inch and 24-inch variants of the iMac that were released in 2007 will not receive any support from Apple.
Older MacBook Pro models like the 17-inch from 2009 are included on the list. Even the 15-inch (2.2 GHz and 2.4 GHz) and 17-inch (2.4 GHz) models will stop receiving support beginning June 9. The complete list is available here.
Phone Arena states that the iDevices that will become obsolete will no longer be eligible for repair support through Apple Stores or authorized resellers. Apple is known for providing support for its products like iPhones, iPads, Macs and so on for five years. After manufacturing and selling any device for five years, Apple does not manufacture the device again.
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