iPhone 7 Will Literally Make the iPhone 4 Vintage
A new iPhone is coming out in just a couple of days, and Apple is getting ready not only to go all-in on this new model but also to get rid of older models that will no longer receive repair support.
Cupertino is calling these devices vintage or obsolete, and the iPhone 4 is projected to make it to this list on September 13, almost one week after the company is introducing the new iPhone 7.
Specifically, Apple calls vintage a device that has not been manufactured for more than 5 and less than 7 years, and it is no longer offering repair services through its stores or authorized partners unless the owner lives in Turkey or in California, where special repair rules apply. Obsolete products are those that were discontinued more than 7 years ago, and this time, Apple is no longer offering repairs in the region.