Apple has warned its customers that the iPhone models as recent as the iPhone 6 Plus will soon become obsolete. 

As a result of this, Apple will stop offering repairs on older models as they stop selling them in-store. This is due to the rate at which Apple brings out new versions of its devices and technology, subsequently meaning older models can become obsolete after a few years. 

Apple refers to such models as “vintage phones” meaning the manufacturer has stopped distributing them for sale. Apple’s support page states: “Products are considered vintage when Apple stopped distributing them for sale more than 5 and less than 7 years ago.”

Apple says that it “discontinues all hardware service for obsolete products” which means you won’t be able to get your iPhone fixed with official Apple parts.

Will your iPhone still be supported?

The iPhones set to become obsolete are:

  • iPhone 4 (8GB)
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 6 Plus

Once an iPhone stops supporting updates, it can become problematic to use. Your personal data could be vulnerable if you’re not able to get regular security updates.

To find out more information or to talk to us about replacing your device with a newer model, please email us or call us on 0330 400 4455.