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Apple declares one of its most popular iPhones 'obsolete'

Tech company stops making parts of old iPhone models and it can't be fixed if you break it

By Web Desk
June 05, 2024
The iPhone 5s joining the obsolete list means it now features 15 phones. — The Sun/File
The iPhone 5s joining the obsolete list means it now features 15 phones. — The Sun/File

Apple has declared one of its most beloved iPhone models "obsolete", so if the phone gets broken, it will stay that way forever.

This news won't affect you if you're the kind of person who upgrades their phone the minute a new iPhone model drops. But if you're happy to use an older one, then this is bad news for you, The Sun reported.

As per Apple's policy, if an iPhone model is a decade old, the tech company stops making its parts, so if you break that iPhone, then there’s no replacing or fixing it.

Apple labels their obsolete products as "old tech", which include Apple Watches, iPads and Macbooks.

According to the statement on Apple’s website, “Apple discontinues all hardware service for obsolete products, and service providers cannot order parts for obsolete products."

A recent addition to this ever-growing list of obsolete models is the popular iPhone 5s, which had record-breaking sales for Apple, and the iPhone 6.

Here’s the full list of obsolete iPhones

  • iPhone 3G (China mainland) 8GB
  • iPhone 3G, 8GB, 16GB
  • iPhone 3GS (China mainland): 16GB, 32GB
  • iPhone 3GS (8GB)
  • iPhone 3GS, 16GB, 32GB
  • iPhone 4 CDMA
  • iPhone 4 CDMA (8GB)
  • iPhone 4: 16GB, 32GB
  • iPhone 4 GSM (8GB), Black
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4S (8GB)
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 6 Plus