Apple has added these iPhone, iPad models to its “vintage” and “osbolete” list | – Times of India

Apple has added these iPhone, iPad models to its “vintage” and “osbolete” list | – Times of India

Apple has recently made an announcement that the iPhone 6 Plus and iPad mini 4 have now been added to its list of obsolete and vintage products, respectively. This means that these devices have reached the end of their lifespan, and Apple and its authorised service providers will no longer provide hardware support or repairs for them.
The iPhone 6 Plus was launched in September 2014 along with the iPhone 6.It had a 5.5-inch Retina display, the biggest ever for an iPhone at the time. The iPhone 6 Plus was discontinued in 2016, and Apple stopped supporting it when iOS 13 was released in 2019.
The iPad mini 4 was launched in 2015, a year later, and is equipped with a 7.9-inch Retina display and the A8 chip.
Apple has now labelled the iPhone 6 Plus as “obsolete,” while the iPad Mini 4, released in September 2015, has been classified as “vintage.”
While vintage products can still receive repairs from Apple Stores and authorised service partners for up to two more years, the availability of parts is not guaranteed. On the other hand, the iPhone 6 Plus has already crossed the two-year mark as it was marked as “vintage” in 2022, thus it is no longer eligible for hardware support or repairs.
In addition to the iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Mini 4, Apple has also added the (PRODUCT) RED versions of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus to its “vintage” list. However, that other colour options for these models are not affected now.
Earlier this year, Apple added the mid-2012 13-inch MacBook Pro with CD Drive to its list of obsolete products.

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