Tech giant Apple has included the iPhone 6 launched in 2014 in its list of old products. In February 2022, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus received the same classification as Vintage, and now the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will follow suit, reports Apple Insider.
But what is a vintage Apple product?
Apple will put an iPhone (or a product) on the vintage list when it has stopped selling it when it is more than five years old but less than seven years old. Essentially, the age of the iPhone must be between five and seven years. For Apple, such an iPhone is no longer eligible for a software update, but Apple will provide service and parts for the product for seven years or as required by law.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus got their last iOS version update in 2018 when Apple released iOS 12. Since then, Apple has only been releasing security updates for both models.
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When the iPhone 6s was launched, the tech giant continued to sell the iPhone 6 as its low-cost offering. The iPhone 6 marked Apple’s major redesign after the iPhone 5 and is considered one of Apple’s most popular iPhone models. Apple finally stopped selling after the release of the iPhone 7 in 2016.
The larger iPhone 6 Plus model was initially made available with the release of the iPhone 6 series. It also had a new design with curved edges that replaced the iPhone 4 via the previous design of the iPhone 5s with flat edges.
With the iPhone 6, Apple also introduced Apple Pay, a secure way for customers to shop online by saving their credit and debit cards in the Wallet app.
After a product has lived its life as an obsolete product, it moves into the obsolete category, meaning the product is no longer supported. These are products that Apple stopped distributing for sale more than seven years ago and are no longer eligible for official repairs.
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