As of June 11th 2013 the iconic original iPhone smartphone with its EDGE 2G connectivity will become obsolete at Apple stores, after originally being launched back on June 29th 2007.
The date for the cut was discovered in a leaked Apple internal email, which listed a number of device and Apple products coming to the end of their store life.
The Apple website explains that obsolete devices fall into the following categories:
“…those that were discontinued more than five and less than seven years ago. Apple has discontinued hardware service for vintage products with the following exception:
– Products purchased in the state of California, United States, as required by statute.
– Owners of vintage Macintosh products may obtain service and parts from Apple service providers within the state of California, United States.
– Owners of vintage iPod products in the state of California may obtain service from Apple Retail Stores or by contacting AppleCare at 1-800-APL-CARE.”
Was well as the original iPhone becoming obsolete, Apple’s 2006 Xserve, mid-2007 iMacs, and the original Mac Pro will also fall into the obsolete basket. RIP!
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