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

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.

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

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1. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

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

2. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

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

5. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 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.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011


16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

they should frame this iphone to all store.

20. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

looks like iphone arena deleting posts again.

3. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

the feature phone iPhone

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2379; Member since: Apr 30, 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".

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

7. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 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

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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..

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

10. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

11. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

18. willard12 unregistered

Smoother at what? Left to right scrolling?

12. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

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

14. Furbal unregistered

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

15. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

17. neurobiologist

Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 07, 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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