So long iPhone 6 Plus! Apple has a list of vintage products and the latest entry to it is the iPhone 6 Plus, which joins the list seven years after its release. Also riding off into the sunset is the iPad 4 from 2012.
The iPhone 6 Plus was a game changer for Apple back in 2014. It came with an enlarged 5.5-inch screen and curved edges. Also in the old tech home are the 9.7-inch iPad 4 and the late 2012 Mac Mini.
The device trio met the company’s criteria for pulling its dated platforms from the active tech roster. Being designated obsolete doesn’t turn the iPad 4 into junk; it is just an old device that no longer receives security updates from Apple.
According to Apple: “Products are considered vintage when Apple stopped distributing them for sale more than five and less than seven years ago. Apple discontinues all hardware service for obsolete products, with the sole exception of Mac notebooks that are eligible for an additional battery-only repair period. Service providers cannot order parts for obsolete products.”
The last iOS update of the iPhone 6 Plus goes back to 2019, with servicing and replacement components now set to slowly come to a halt.