MacRumors reports that in an internal memo that surfaced, Apple says IT will add the iPhone 6 Plus to its list of obsolete products on Dec. 31, which means IT's been more than five years since Apple stopped distributing and selling the device.
Apple Stores and Authorized Apple service providers continue to offer repairs for outdated products for up to seven years, subject to parts availability.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which launched in September 2014, are the two most popular smartphones Apple has ever sold, with larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays that customers have long wanted, IT Home has learned. While the iPhone 6 Plus was discontinued in 2016, the smaller iPhone 6 will remain available through selected retailers in select regions until at least 2018, and will only become obsolete later.
On the software side, Apple dropped support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with the release of iOS 13 a few years ago.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the first devices to support Apple Pay, with other major features including the A8 chip and an improved camera. The iPhone 6 starts at $649 with 16GB of storage.