Apple has announced that they will no longer have a repair service or supply parts for the iPhone 4. The tech giant will also be doing the same for the MacBook Air released in 2010, the second generation AirPort Time Capsule and the third generation AirPort Extreme. These products will be added to Apple’s obsolete list at the end of the month.
The iPhone 4 was released on June 24, 2010 and it quickly became one of the most successful products in Apple’s history. Two days after the release of the iPhone 4, the company announced that it had sold 1.7 million iPhone 4s. A month later, Apple revealed that it had sold three million phones since its release. A year later, the company released the iPhone 4S, an improved version of the 2010 release, which sold more than four million three days after it release. In July 2016, the company announced that it had sold one billion iPhones.
The iPhone 4 has a 3.5-inch display and while that is not very common in most of the smartphones today, the phone brought many new features. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays. Large screen smartphones have become more and more popular in the last few years but Apple recently gave customers a smaller iPhone SE, which has a 4-inch display.
The Apple Support on its official site says that obsolete products are those that were discontinued more than seven years ago. In November 2015, the company published a list of products that would be considered obsolete a month later. The first iPod Touch and a few other products were added to list and they are no longer eligible for repair or service through Apple support.
The 2010 13-inch MacBook Air, the second generation AirPort Time Capsule, the third generation AirPort Extreme and iPhone 4 will be added to the list on October 31.
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