The iPhone 6 will certainly remain in the memory of many Apple users because it is the first phone of the company with a display that is larger than its predecessors. The phone was discontinued a few years ago, but it still gets security patches and technical support from Apple – maybe not for long. Apple has now added the iPhone 6 to the list of “big” products.
The iPhone 6 is now ‘vintage’
As noted Aaron on Twitter and now Apple has confirmed it, the iPhone 6 is now the “vintage” model. In Apple’s definition, a product is considered vintage when it is no longer distributed for sale more than 5 years and less than 7 years ago.
The company still provides parts and repair services for eyebrow products up to 7 years after these products are no longer officially distributed. Interestingly, the larger iPhone 6 Plus is already considered a vintage model before the iPhone 6. This is because Apple continued to sell the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 for a long time in some regions after discontinuing the iPhone 6 Plus for beauty.
Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were introduced in September 2014 with iOS 8. The devices were discontinued in 2019 with the release of iOS 13, which required an iPhone 6s or later. However, Apple is still providing security patches for devices running iOS 12, which includes not only the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus but also the iPhone 5s.
The iPhone 6 is equipped with a Retina HD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 64-bit A8 chip with 1GB of RAM. iPhone 6 Plus has the same equipment, but with a Full HD display and a rear camera with optical adjustment (for the first time on an iPhone). These are also the first iPhones with NFC and Apple Pay.
Earlier this year, Apple also added the first generation MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to its lineup of vintage models. After a product has been discontinued for more than 7 years, Apple considers it obsolete – which means it no longer has hardware support.
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