Apple has added the iPhone 6 to its list of obsolete products. Before the iPhone 11, the smartphone was considered the most popular in China, with total sales of 230 million units.
Devices that have been discontinued for more than five years are considered vintage. The company provides spare parts and repair services for another two years, but only if the necessary spare parts are available. Seven years after the cessation of sales, the device is declared obsolete, and official service is wholly terminated.
Interestingly, the iPhone 6 Plus was declared obsolete earlier: the iPhone 6 was still sold in some regions when the 6 Plus was no longer available.
The iPhone 6 was the company’s first smartphone with a 4.7-inch display. The transition from 4 to 4.7 inches seemed impossible, but the market demanded it, and small smartphones were losing ground. And the company still uses the iconic design in the third-generation iPhone SE. Yes, it has more elements from the iPhone 8, but the front panel has not changed.