First-generation Apple iPhone will become officially obsolete at Apple's retail stores on June 11th
posted by Alan F. / Apr 30, 2013, 3:16 AM
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.
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iPhone is no more changine the world lol it's all the contrary
posted on Apr 30, 2013, 3:23 AM 0
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it's all the contrary? Wouldn't that mean the world is changing the iPhone?
posted on Apr 30, 2013, 3:28 AM 0
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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 Apr 30, 2013, 5:26 AM 0
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it was obsolete 6 months after release going by typical electronics standards.
posted on Apr 30, 2013, 6:53 AM 2
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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 Apr 30, 2013, 7:38 AM 0
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Gotta respect it though, it's the one that started the smartphone era.
posted on Apr 30, 2013, 7:04 AM 1
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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 Apr 30, 2013, 8:42 AM 3
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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.
posted on Apr 30, 2013, 9:22 AM 1
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