Apple has issued a warning to customers that even the latest iPhone models, such as the iPhone 6 Plus, will become obsolete. Because Apple introduced new versions of its tools and technology at such a fast pace, it may be difficult to keep up with the new model, but it also means that older models may become obsolete after a few years. As a result, Apple will no longer offer refills on older models, because they will no longer be sold in stores.
The reason given by the tech giant is that it is very easy to update a new model with better features when new software updates are released. The iPhone has become the most popular mobile device in the world since its first release all the way back in 2007. The introduction of the iPhone changed the mobile phone market when it was revealed by the late Steve Jobs. Records show Apple has the highest market share of any phone manufacturer in the last quarter of 2021.
Which Apple iPhone models will become obsolete? Apple has warned iPhone models as soon as the iPhone 6 Plus could become obsolete. Apple refers to such models as “vintage phones” meaning that the models are between 5 and 7 years old and the manufacturer has stopped distributing them for sale. Apple says: “Apple suspends application activity for products of a defective technology.”
They add: “Your device is supported by ongoing OS updates and is supported by a network of more than 5,000 Apple certified repair sites that can be trusted in case something unexpected happens.”