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First-generation Apple iPhone will become officially obsolete at Apple's retail stores on June 11th

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First-generation Apple iPhone will become officially obsolete at Apple's retail stores on June 11th
A leaked document reveals that Apple's retail stores intend to officially label the OG Apple iPhone obsolete on June 11th. This is not being done just to point out to those still using the phone with its 128MB of RAM and 2G EDGE connectivity, that it might be time for a new model. It actually is being done so that it becomes clear what kind of support Apple owes those with the phone.

The soon to be obsolete first-generation Apple iPhone

The soon to be obsolete first-generation Apple iPhone

Apple usually considers devices discontinued more than 7 years ago to be obsolete and no longer offers any support at all on such products. The first-generation  Apple iPhone right now is considered vintage. These are products discontinued more than 5 years ago, but less than 7. Such devices receive no hardware support except for those units bought in California where repair coverage is mandated by law.

Despite the obsolete status of the OG Apple iPhone starting on June 11th, as far as AppleCare and Authorized Service Providers are concerned, the device will be considered vintage which means a well placed call ahead of time might still be able to get you some service on your ancient model.

source: 9to5Mac

Leaked document shows the OG Apple iPhone becoming obsolete on June 11th

Leaked document shows the OG Apple iPhone becoming obsolete on June 11th


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posted on 30 Apr 2013, 03:23

1. juandante (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Apr 2013)


iPhone is no more changine the world lol it's all the contrary

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 03:28

2. TerryCrowley (Posts: 184; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)


it's all the contrary? Wouldn't that mean the world is changing the iPhone?

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 03:48 3

5. cezarepc (Posts: 549; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Still a good back-up phone. Easily lasts 3 days with heavy calls and txts (occasional music). Although for internet connectivity better use your main phone.

posted on 30 Jun 2013, 13:32

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 10270; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LMAOOOOO right.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 09:15

16. akki20892 (Posts: 3292; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


they should frame this iphone to all store.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 08:55

20. ajac09 (Posts: 1358; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


looks like iphone arena deleting posts again.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 03:39 8

3. MC1123 (Posts: 1235; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


the feature phone iPhone

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 03:47 12

4. JMartin22 (Posts: 743; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


It's been "obsolete" for a very long time; kind of like almost all their phones' line up, dating up to the iPhone 4S. I'll be generous with the iPhone 5... It's not obsolete, yet. Just "surpassed".

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 04:03 7

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 10270; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That device was the one, the game changer and will be missed.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 04:34 1

7. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 360; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


What an iconic phone when it first came out. I still remember playing game on that first iPhone. It was great. Time went fast

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 05:26

8. joey_sfb (Posts: 2696; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


It was a great phone then. Its competition was symbian though more flexible but its very hard to develop and support app in C. The truth however was Nokia symbian lose out in marketing.

Steve job reality distortion field is very hard to duplicate. Tim is unable to produce it. Hahaha..

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 06:15 2

9. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5150; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Ahh.....memories, I miss the old days, it was a great and iconic iPhone back in 2007.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 06:53 2

10. ajac09 (Posts: 1358; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


it was obsolete 6 months after release going by typical electronics standards.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 07:38

13. PAPINYC (Posts: 2224; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Actually, my good man, devoteès of this preHiStoric mesh of glued alumiNum, plastic and glass will never consider it obsolete as, they really are clueless and will never know any better; they will always believe if something is awry, as they have been programmed to believe, that 'it is supposed to be that way'.

I am surprised, however, that Apple did not issue this decree of iObsoletion' when they released iPhone 3G back in 2008.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 06:59 3

11. bucky (Posts: 1323; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Funny thing is its still smoother than 99% of android phones.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 20:28

18. willard12 (Posts: 725; Member since: 04 Jul 2012)


Smoother at what? Left to right scrolling?

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 07:04 1

12. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


Gotta respect it though, it's the one that started the smartphone era.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 08:01 2

14. Furbal (Posts: 256; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I think my LG cu720 had more smartphone features than the original iPhone. I do have both sitting in the garage somewhere though,,,

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 08:42 3

15. boosook (Posts: 927; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I never bought the iPhone because I don't like Apple's closed (and overpriced) products and ecosystem, so I waited because I knew something similar would come out (and this something was Android, which is now even better), yet I have to admit that thw original iPhone was a real innovation and changed mobile computing forever. It's a pity that Apple made the same mistakes that they made 25 years before with the Macintosh: at that time, their closed architecture made Windows the most widespread OS, and now that they had the chance of getting 99% of the mobile market they made the same mistakes and the result is that the open alternativa (Android) is for phones and tablets what Windows has been for PCs.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 09:22 1

17. neurobiologist (Posts: 67; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


Natural selection it is. The s**t like apple has nothing to do with this world, let them to poop out few more iphones and die. And please do not underestimate people. I know, sounds strange, but I am pretty sure, that without a crаpple we would be the same world, with touch phones, without suing cases tho. PCs is a pretty natural entity, it will live forever. iMacaques although has nothing to do with the naturalism, they are the most uncomfortable PC I've ever tried. Every single version of the iMacaque since the first, is ugly peace of s**t (in global perception). There will always be a nice mono blocks out there for a completely lazy users.

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