Do you know what Apple’s “vintage list” is? This includes the company’s legacy devices that it stopped selling more than 5 years ago. Cupertinians stop producing parts for such gadgets and official service centers undertake their repair only if the components are actually available. When 7 years pass, the opportunity to repair equipment in Apple services is completely closed.
The list currently includes the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5C, but another popular device will soon be vintage.
Profile resource MacRumors, referring to internal Apple documents, reports that the list of obsolete models has been replenished with the iPhone 6 Plus. This is an iconic model that was the very first iPhone in an enlarged form factor.
The iPhone 6 Plus was introduced in 2014 at the same time as the regular iPhone 6. The larger version was almost immediately recognized as unsuccessful, since it received only 1 GB of RAM, which was not enough for the smooth operation of iOS on a FullHD screen. Apple withdrew the 6 Plus from sales in 2016, and the base “six” was sold until the end of 2018. Consequently, it will appear on the “vintage list” in about 2 years.