Apple Declares iPhone 5s Obsolete and iPod Touch 6 'Vintage'

Today, Apple updated its vintage and obsolete products list, including the iPhone 5s, sixth-generation iPod touch, and an older iMac model.

First, Apple has now classified the iPhone 5s as an “obsolete” product globally. This means that Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers will no longer offer repairs or hardware services for the device. Apple considers a product “obsolete” once seven years have passed since it was last sold by the company.

The iPhone 5s, released in September 2013, featured the Touch ID fingerprint sensor integrated into the Home button and introduced the A7 chip, Apple’s first 64-bit architecture chip for iPhone.

Second, the sixth-generation iPod touch and the late 2015 model of the 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display have been designated as “vintage” products. More than five years have passed since these devices were last sold by Apple. Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers may continue to offer repairs for vintage products for up to two additional years, but only if the necessary parts are available.