The first iPhone with a significantly larger screen than its predecessor, the iPhone 6, has officially been listed as Apple’s “vintage” product.
According to 9to5Mac , this comes a few years after the iPhone 6 was officially discontinued, although Apple still provides security patches and technical support. It is known that a product was by Apple listed as a classic when it was discontinued for sale more than 5 years ago and less than 7 years ago. Apple still provides parts and repair services for classic products for up to 7 years after they are no longer officially distributed.
Before that, Apple also included the larger iPhone 6 Plus in the classic product list. This is because Apple continued to sell the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 for a while in some regions after stopping production of the iPhone 6 Plus.
Earlier this year, Apple also added the first-generation MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to its classic product list. After more than seven years of discontinuing a product, Apple considers it obsolete, meaning it is no longer supported by hardware service.
Both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were first introduced in September 2014 alongside iOS 8. They were no longer supported for operating system updates in 2019 after iOS 13 was released, which required iPhone 6s or later. . However, Apple still provides security patches for devices running iOS 12, including not only the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus but also the iPhone 5s.
iPhone 6 is equipped with Retina HD display, 8 MP rear camera, 64-bit A8 chip and 1 GB RAM. The iPhone 6 Plus has similar hardware, but has a Full HD display and a camera with optical image stabilization (first seen on an iPhone). These were also the first iPhones with NFC and Apple Pay.