Apple ‘kills MILLIONS of iPhones forever’ – is this the end of your model?

A leaked report claims that APPLE is about to “kill” millions of older iPhone models.

The tech giant warns that Apple is about to update its “vintage product” list – something all iPhone owners need to know.

The iPhone 6 Plus may be coming to an end


The iPhone 6 Plus may be coming to an endCredit: Apple

Some iPhone models have been declared “vintage” and “outdated”.

But MacRumors claims to have seen an internal Apple memo warning that the iPhone 6 Plus will join the list on December 31.

Apple sold tens of millions of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models after their launch in 2015.

The iPhone 6 is supposed to be “safe until 2023,” but the iPhone 6 Plus isn’t so lucky.

This popular iPhone model won’t stop working overnight – but that’s not a real danger.

There are two main problems that you will encounter as an owner.

Once an iPhone moves to the ‘Classic’ list, finding spare parts and repairs for that model suddenly becomes significantly more difficult.

So if something goes wrong with your device, you’re limited in your ability to fix it.

This ‘Vintage’ period lasted for two years, after which Apple declared it ‘Obsolete’.

And then once it turned obsolete, Apple literally cut the phone off.

“Apple discontinues all hardware services for obsolete products,” warned the iPhone maker.

The iPhone 6 Plus – and iPhone 6 – are now too old to receive the latest iOS updates.

Apple’s iOS 15 can only be installed on iPhone 6S and later.

So it’s no surprise that millions of these older models are being phased out.

In fact, Apple cut support for the iPhone 6 two years before the release of iOS 13.

This is a big deal for owners, and not just because you miss out on new features.

You’ll also miss out on important security updates, which puts you at greater risk of being hacked.

In any case, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are starting to look a bit old-fashioned.

Both smartphones start with a low 16GB of storage, which by 2021 standards is very poor.

The new one iPhone 13″ boasts more generous 128GB of storage by default.

Apple has yet to officially confirm that the iPhone 6 Plus will be a classic any time soon.

But the phone is no longer receiving software support and is not available for purchase new or refurbished from Apple, so you might want to consider upgrading if you still have it.

You can check Apple’s official list here.

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Caroline Bleakley

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