Original iPhone Will Be ‘Obsolete’ On June 11 in Apple Retail Stores


9to5Mac reports that according to a leaked internal Apple document, the original iPhone will be considered ‘obsolete’ or ‘vintage’ in Apple Retail Stores on June 11, 2013.

Apple usually considers products obsolete or vintage after they’re discontinued more than five years and less than seven years ago.

Products that are considered obsolete or vintage cannot be repaired at Apple Retail Stores or Authorized Service Providers.

However, this Apple knowledge base document points out there have been exceptions where required by law.

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.

The original iPhone which was launched in June 2007, was discontinued in July 2008 with the launch of iPhone 3G.


As you can see in the screenshot above, a number of Apple products will be considered obsolete or vintage on June 11th along with the original iPhone.

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  • Alan

    Wonder if anyone still uses the original iPhone and what it would be like to use one now that I am used to an iPhone 5.

    • Stuart

      I still have mine just as a back up and it’s super slow haha but still works ok, just can download any apps due to 3.1.2 not compatible with apps anymore.

      • Alan

        That’s nice … don’t sell it. I made a mistake selling mine.

    • Pacomacman

      I gave my iPhone 1 to a friend several years ago and he is still using it. Nice to know the battery is still going strong! Boy is it slow in comparison to the newer models, but it’s served us well.

      • Alan

        That was a nice gesture.

        The fact that it is still working is a testimony of the quality of Apple products.

  • Kaz

    I gave my old 3GS to my 5 year old niece, I just loaded up a bunch of games on it for her to play. Perfect play toy because I could care less if she breaks it.