Apple is getting ready to make a change that would impact an important share of owners who stick with older iPhones, as the fourth-generation is being added to the vintage and obsolete product list.
A report from Japanese site Mac Otakara and citing people familiar with the matter indicates that the iPhone 4 will thus be placed on the list together with the late 2010 13-inch MacBook Air, third-generation AirPort Extreme, and mid-2009 AirPort Time Capsule.
The source refers to the Japanese market when reporting the change, but since Japan is included in the “rest of the world” category on Apple’s vintage and obsolete product list, this will obviously impact devices in other countries too, including the United States.
So what does the change actually mean for iPhone 4 owners? Basically, this means that the device will no longer receive repairs in Apple stores and at partners, except for a few countries where the company is forced to offer support because of local regulations.: You are not allowed to view links.
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