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  • Original iPhone to Become "Obsolete" in Apple Retail Stores


    According to internal Apple documentation, the original iPhone which first debuted in 2007 will be entering an “obsolete” status, with a few exceptions. The official switch will happen on June 11, 2013 when the iPhone along with several other Macs and Xserve models officially being classified as vintage and obsolete products. For those of you interested, Apple’s support site defines vintage products as:

    …those that were discontinued more than five and less than seven years ago. Apple has discontinued hardware service for vintage products with the following exception:

    -Products purchased in the state of California, United States, as required by statute.
    -Owners of vintage Macintosh products may obtain service and parts from Apple service providers within the state of California, United States.

    -Owners of vintage iPod products in the state of California may obtain service from Apple Retail Stores or by contacting AppleCare at 1-800-APL-CARE.
    To clarify, an obsolete product is one that is discontinued more than seven years ago and won’t be supported under any circumstance. It should be pointed out that over 18 months ago, AT&T even stopped activating the original iPhone, without any roundabout solution. While the original iPhone will now be considered obsolete in the U.S. at walk-in Apple stores and around the world, the “vintage” status will still apply with AppleCare and Authorized Service Providers, meaning it is possible to have the device if you call directly.

    Does this affect you or anyone you know? It’s a bit hard to believe it does as the price of the newer models is relatively cheap compared to the cost of maintaining a first-gen iPhone as well as the sacrifice in features one has to experience to continue using it.

    Source: Apple (Support) via 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Original iPhone to Become "Obsolete" in Apple Retail Stores started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. pkmaximum's Avatar
      pkmaximum -
      Still one of the best looking iPhones
    1. Jsouthernindiana's Avatar
      Jsouthernindiana -
      I think I might have one or two old iPhones in a drawer deep under a few generations of a galaxy line that left the iPhone in the dust.

      They are like old pocket knives that are in my grandfathers drawers.
    1. madrich's Avatar
      madrich -
      Sold mine (4g) last year for $150.00
    1. bigray's Avatar
      bigray -
      My 2g is broken. Can you still trade it in for a refurbished model before the vintage date?
    1. grantskier's Avatar
      grantskier -
      I still use my original iPhone on a daily basis. Running whited00r 5.1 on it. Still it's originial case even (DLO Silicon). Still running like a champ. No scratches/blemishes on it. Mine was OTB 1.1.2, been jailbreaking since then.

      Only two downsides: recessed headphone jack, there are VERY little apps that work on OS 3.x.x (they all want 4.3+).
    1. iST3PH3N's Avatar
      iST3PH3N -
      Quote Originally Posted by grantskier View Post
      I still use my original iPhone on a daily basis. Running whited00r 5.1 on it. Still it's originial case even (DLO Silicon). Still running like a champ. No scratches/blemishes on it. Mine was OTB 1.1.2, been jailbreaking since then.

      Only two downsides: recessed headphone jack, there are VERY little apps that work on OS 3.x.x (they all want 4.3+).
      You mean crawling like a champ ? Lol JK, my original iPhone is in good condition as well, solid little phone.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by swifty7 View Post
      I still have my 1st gen iphone and it looks brand spanking new bereft of even the slightest blemish. I also have the packaging in the same condition.
      How much?! LOL!
    1. iTek's Avatar
      iTek -
      Still have my 1st Gen. My son uses it as an iPod and plays whatever apps that still work on it. Love that phone. Love my 4 too but there's nothing like your first time. Passed on the 5, contemplating upgrade to 5S but may just wait for the 6. Can't believe it's been almost 6 years and that 1G is still chugging along. Battery life is the pits now but as long as he has his music to listen to before bed and is happy, I'm grateful. OG iPhone you sir are a classic in my book.