Apple to Officially Drop Support for Original iPhone on June 11, 2013

Posted in Apple News, iPhone on 30/04/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler


Apple’s original iPhone – the device that reshaped the smartphone market forever – is about to officially be declared obsolete at Apple Retail Stores, 6 years after it burst onto the scene at Macworld in 2007. Starting June 11, 2013, Apple will officially drop support for the device at Apple Stores, meaning that Apple Stores will no longer repair or replace devices, even at customer cost, when that day finally arrives.

iPhone Goodbye Obsolete

9to5Mac first reported the news, which was revealed through a leaked memo, and it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Apple products typically have a support life span of between 5 and 7 years before Apple officially stops offering support for them – and the original iPhone certainly isn’t the fresh new mobile sensation that it once was.

The memo also notes that the iPhone isn’t alone in being discontinued on June 11 – the original Mac Pro, mid-2007 iMacs, and the late 2006 Xserve will also be declared obsolete on the same date. If you still have an original iPhone, you’d better hope it doesn’t break after June 11 – or you may have a challenge finding anyone willing (or able) to repair it!


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.