Till now you being an iPhone user or a OS X Mac computer user and receiving full repair support from Apple, but according to the latest report spotted by 9to5Mac, you will be discontinued with it starting June. Apple will discontinue Repair Support for some iPhone and Mac models. Details are completely here on which this will apply, can be grabbed right after this fold.
As per the report, Apple is planning to switch some products to ‘obsolete‘ or ‘vintage’ status next month. Far means that if any Apple product found in ‘obsolete‘ status, they no longer receives service or repair support through Apple retail stores or any other authorized service products. Obsolete initiatives are those there were discontinued more than seven years ago. For example, the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS will become obsolete in Asia, Pacific, Canada, EU, Japan, Latin America, and all Apple Retail stores.
While the ‘vintage‘ status products are those that have not been manufactured for more than five years, but less than seven. ‘Vintage‘ products are only eligible for repair and service in California and Turkey. Both the oft-mentioned iPhones will become ‘Vintage’ in the US, where applicable. The original iPhone will also lose its vintage status in the US and become obsolete.
Now about Macs which will also become obsolete, which includes in the list are the iMac (Mid 2007), the 15-inch MacBook Pro (2.4/2.2GHZ) and the 17-inch MacBook Pro (2.4GHZ). The Airport Express base station, Xserve (Late 2006), and Xserve (SFP, Late 2004).
Confused? Check out the entire list of products that will become obsolete and vintage below:
iPhone (Obsolete in AP/CN/EU/JP/LA and Apple Retail stores, vintage in U.S.)
● iPhone 3G
● iPhone 3G (China)
● iPhone 3GS
● iPhone 3GS (China)
iPhone (Obsolete in AP/CN/EU/JP/LA/U.S. and Apple Retail stores)
Macs (Obsolete in AP/CN/EU/JP/LA/U.S. and Apple Retail stores)
● MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid-2009)
● iMac (20-inch, Mid 2007)
● iMac (24-inch, Mid 2007)
● MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.4/2.2GHZ)
● MacBook Pro (17-inch, 2.4GHZ)
● AirPort Express Base Station
● Xserve (Late 2006)
● Xserve RAID (SFP, Late 2004)
These products will move to their new statuses on June 9, 2015. Apple will continue to offer repair support by phone for AppleCase customers.